(30 ILCS 720/2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 892)
Declaration of policy.
The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
(A) That the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the
people of this State are directly dependent upon the continual
encouragement, development, growth and expansion of business, industry
and commerce within the State.
(B) That unemployment, the spread of indigency, the heavy burden of
public assistance and unemployment compensation can best be avoided by
the promotion, attraction, stimulation, development and expansion of
business, industry and commerce in the State.
Therefore, it is declared to be the policy of this State to promote
the health, safety, morals and general welfare of its inhabitants
through its Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity by means of
grants to be made to industrial development agencies which are or may be
engaged in planning and promoting programs designed to stimulate the
establishment of new or enlarged industrial, commercial and
manufacturing enterprises within the counties served by such agencies.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)