The latest manufacturer to cross the border from Illinois continues a troublesome trend for the state. A Wisconsin business advocate says Illinois’ policy climate has made his state look too attractive not to consider.
Prestige Metals’ owner John Annessi made the call to move his business from northern Illinois to Wisconsin. The move was less than 10 miles. He says there are savings and the area offered business incentives, but it was more personal for him too, being a Kenosha-area native.
“It made a difference in the move,” he said. “I focused my looking for a facility in Wisconsin because there was incentive for the tax benefits. But being a resident of the Kenosha area was personal for me.” Read the full story here.