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J.B. Pritzker Unveils Five-Year Economic Plan for Illinois

Pritzker's plan aims to invest in women, racial minorities, and rural residents, according to a press release

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    J.B. Pritzker Unveils Five-Year Economic Plan for Illinois
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    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, alongside other lawmakers and stakeholders, announces a major step forward to legalize cannabis, at Black United Fund of Illinois, on Saturday May 4, 2019. The bill also looks to expunge thousands of class-4 felony marijuana convictions. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker has released a five-year economic plan for Illinois that builds on the state's strongest sectors such as agriculture, health care and transportation.

    The Democrat's "Plan to Revitalize the Illinois Economy and Build the Workforce of the Future" was released Wednesday. Pritzker says he wants "to bring prosperity and opportunity to every corner of Illinois."

    The plan's goals include building long-term growth through exports, startups, research and development and more. It also aims to invest in women, racial minorities, rural residents and others to close the "equity gap," and sets sights on creating and retaining jobs.

    Pritzker identifies "concentrated industry clusters" which he says are ripe for expansion. They include farming, energy, information technology, health care, manufacturing and transportation.

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