Crowe encouraged by Pritzker’s commitment to economic development

crowe 011619BELLEVILLE – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) joined Gov. JB Pritzker and other downstate lawmakers to announce a comprehensive review of Illinois’ economic growth strategy.

“Four years of lurching from crisis to crisis have created economic instability across our state,” Crowe said. “It’s a relief to hear that Gov. Pritzker is committed to crafting a long-term plan to attract businesses and create new, good-paying jobs.”


The review, which will be conducted by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, will use a data-driven approach to identify growth industries and determine the best strategies for the state to spur economic development.

“Job creation will always be my top priority as an elected official,” Crowe said. “I look forward to joining the governor to determine the best approach to encourage investment in our region.”

The findings from the report will be delivered to the governor’s office within 90 days. 

Sen. Rachelle Crowe

Sen. Rachell Crowe

56th District

Years served: 2019–Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations II; Criminal Law; Judiciary (Chairperson); Labor; Licensed Activities; Veterans Affairs; Subcommittee on Capital (AP); Subcommittee on Tort Reform (Sub-Vice-Chairperson); Sub. on the Const.& Redistricting (Sub-Vice-Chairperson); Opioid Crisis Abatement Spec. Com. (Chairperson).

Associated Representatives:
Monica Bristow
Katie Stuart