Sunday, August 28, 2011

VIDEO: Mayor Emanuel on His First 100 Days in Office

This aired on FOX Chicago Sunday this morning and the basic background:
Rahm Emanuel was marking the completion of his first 100 days in office.

As he did it, though, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was celebrating the announcement that a manufacturer was moving to Merrillville after 97 years in Illinois, at 138th and Western, a few blocks of the border between Chicago and Blue Island.

Merrillville's good fortune - involving about $5.5 million in tax breaks and incentives -- was a blow to the South Side, which simply can't afford to lose any more jobs, especially the 260 good-paying factory jobs at Modern Drop Forge.

So FOX Chicago Political Editor Mike Flannery asked the mayor to give the pitch he made to lure a very different company -- EMC. It's a Fortune 100 technology-involved outfit that announced on that same day last week it would move 200 jobs to Chicago.

Emanuel focused on the highly-educated part of our work force and the presence in the west suburbs of Argonne National Research Lab and Fermi Lab.

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