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October 28, 2021
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Applauds Passage of Bill to Grow Electric Vehicle and Auto Battery Production
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) released the following statement after the General Assembly approved incentives to help grow electric vehicle and auto battery production in the state:
“This measure positions Illinois to become a national leader in electric vehicle and battery production by providing incentives to encourage economic investment as well as keep and grow good-paying manufacturing jobs in an exciting and flourishing industry. These incentives will allow the entire auto ecosystem to thrive,” said Mark Denzler, president & CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. “We thank Gov. JB Pritzker’s office and lawmakers for partnering with us in a bipartisan manner to build on our state’s proud history of auto manufacturing. This measure demonstrates what we can accomplish by working together, which is more important than ever before as we seek to rebuild our state’s economy following massive disruptions caused by the pandemic.”
About the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA)
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is the only statewide association dedicated exclusively to advocating, promoting and strengthening the manufacturing sector in Illinois. The IMA is the oldest and largest state manufacturing trade association in the United States, representing nearly 4,000 companies and facilities. For more information, please visit https://ima-net.org/.