Illinois will not be getting a car factory, and not having a right-to-work law may be a factor, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.
In August, Todd Maisch, head of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, said the state had a very good chance of getting a Toyota and Mazda manufacturing plant.
Instead, on Wednesday, the president and CEO of the state’s economic development corporation said the state is out of the running.
Mark Peterson, president and CEO of Intersect Illinois, said site readiness is one factor. Another factor, he said, is that other states have right-to-work laws allowing employees to work without joining a union or paying union dues.
The assembly plant will employ 4,000 people.