“Over the last three years, more people have left Illinois than any other state,” Kurt Bauer, president and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, told the McHenry Times. “Here in Wisconsin, we have a labor shortage; we need people. If you want to work and are drug free, you can find a good, middle-class life in Wisconsin with a low cost of living and an economy that’s really doing well."A few things for the exiles to keep in mind: mustard is brown, get a drink at the bubbler, and the Bears still suck.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker boasted recently that the state’s unemployment rate has dipped to 3.7 percent, significantly lower than the national average and that in Illinois. Around that same time, Walker announced gummi candy-maker HARIBO will build a manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie that will create 400 jobs.
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Illinois is losing population, including to Wisconsin.