A new initiative could help create thousands of new Joliet jobs.
State Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed the Intermodal Facilities Promotion Act, which is meant to encourage business development along the freight rail systems in Illinois. CenterPoint Properties, which already operates a facility in Elwood, plans to build, own and operate a new rail transportation hub in Joliet, and projects that facility would create 7,000 new jobs throughout the state.
“Now more than ever it is important that we do everything in our power to bring new jobs to Illinois,” Quinn said. “I am pleased to sign this law which provides a major incentive for growth in the Joliet area.”