Global supply chain costs and wage inflation in developing nations are forcing manufacturers to re-think producing their products abroad. Check out the Op-Ed I wrote that was recently published in the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago can be a Factory Town Again.

Jobs are coming back to the United States. The question is whether Chicago will be one of the cities that compete for those jobs. To bring those jobs back, I am putting together a north-side Job Creation/Retention working group. This group will bring all local legislators, the private sector and leaders in higher education together to identify programs and policies to keep jobs and create new jobs on the north-side of Chicago.