FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2021
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Supports Legislation to Grow Electric Vehicle and Auto Battery Production
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) released the following statement regarding HB1769, which provides incentives to help grow electric vehicle and auto battery production in the state:
“Illinois has a long, proud history of auto manufacturing and this legislation would build on that legacy by positioning our state to become a national leader in electric vehicle and battery production. The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association was glad to partner with Gov. JB Pritzker and lawmakers on the development of this proposal, which will attract economic investment and grow good-paying manufacturing jobs,” said Mark Denzler, president & CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. “Illinois has many innate advantages including our central location, transportation system and workforce. By providing incentives to locate and grow in Illinois, we are better able to compete with our neighboring states in this expanding and exciting industry.”
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 http://ima-net.org/.