(20 ILCS 3965/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 3951)
    Sec. 1. The General Assembly finds that the Illinois economy, although diversifying, is shifting to a service-based economy and is still highly vulnerable to fluctuations in the national economy. Illinois' long-term economic development policy and current efforts to respond to an increasingly global economy would benefit from formal private sector analysis and input.
    An essential first step to assist the Illinois economy in responding to changing global economic trends is to establish a public and private consensus on a long-term economic development strategy that recognizes both the competitive position and needs of our key businesses and industries and the need to establish new businesses and industries. A unique partnership between the private and public sectors can attract new businesses and encourage greater investment in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-1430.)