(35 ILCS 10/5-3)
    Sec. 5-3. Purpose. The General Assembly finds that the Illinois economy, although currently strong, is still highly vulnerable to other states and nations that have major financial incentive programs for medium-sized and large firm relocations. Because of the incentive programs of these competitor locations, Illinois must move aggressively with new business development investment tools so that Illinois is more competitive in site location decision-making. The State must not only continue to work with firms to help them locate their new plants and facilities in Illinois but also must provide competitive investment location tax credits in support of the location and expansion of medium-sized and large operations of commerce and industry. In an increasingly global economy, Illinois' long-term development would benefit from rational, strategic use of State resources in support of business development and growth.
(Source: P.A. 91-476, eff. 8-11-99.)