Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DNA Info: Rauner Tours Englewood Blue; Discusses Jobs with Business Leaders

So Gov. Rauner visited Englewood recently:
Gov. Bruce Rauner toured a business incubator in Englewood on Monday afternoon.

He met with leaders of the Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, which houses Englewood Blue, to discuss bringing more manufacturing jobs to Illinois.

"When you talk about some of the violence in communities like Englewood, we made the point that in communities of no hope and no careers, violence is just the bi-product, it's going to happen," said George Wright, Midwest region director of community development, Citi Bank and Englewood CDC chairman.

"So he resonated with that, he agreed with it."

Rauner wanted to visit to learn more about the work the Englewood business organization has been doing and to see if the model can be replicated, Wright said. The governor also talked about the Whole Foods Market, which is slated to open in August. He was supposed to tour the the outside of the building, but ran out of time so the visit was cut short.
The Governor was met by an activist who had to hit him with the current budget stalemate in Springfield. Of course he got no response and went on his way. You can see a Tweet embeded below of Rauner's visit to Englewood.

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