Illinois Leaders Applaud Enterprise Zone Extension

Business leaders in the Illinois Valley area hailed the passage of a bill that extends the life of enterprise zones by an additional 25 years. Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a new law extending the Illinois Enterprise Zone program. Public Act 97-905 should create greater long-term stability for businesses and attract more investment in Illinois[…]

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Businesses Take Advantage of Work Opportunity Tax Credits in 2011

States are reporting big numbers for the 2011 Work Opportunity Tax Credit. In Illinois businesses reportedly hired over 27,000 new employees through the federal tax credit in 2011. The state of Washington is also reporting that businesses in that state received a record $56 million tax break in 2011.  Washington’s Employment Security agency received more[…]

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