Springfield –State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) released the following statement after Caterpillar officials announced plans to move their global headquarters to Chicago.
“It’s extremely disappointing to see jobs moving out of Central Illinois, even if they will remain in the state. This just goes to show that no jobs or businesses can be taken for granted, no matter how long they have been in our communities,” said Barickman.
“Caterpillar is an important engine in the downstate economy, and one of our state’s top employers. We’ve been told that the great majority of Peoria-based employees will remain here, and we will need to be vigilant to make sure they remain here long-term.”