Bruce Rauner, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 About Illinois

Stay Informed

Your Government

Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General

 IGNN: State/All Press Release

The State of Illinois News page provides access to the Illinois Government News Network and all state press releases.

December 21, 2009

Governor Quinn Announces Investment Package To Save 3,000 UPS Jobs in Illinois
Company will Modernize Facilities in Hodgkins and Rockford

HODGKINS – December 21, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn today announced his Administration is assisting UPS with a business investment package that will result in at least 3,000 Illinois jobs being saved. The State is providing a $24 million business investment package to UPS, which will help to leverage $91 million in private investment that will be used to improve and modernize two important Illinois-based UPS facilities.

“UPS is a major employer in our state, providing good jobs and benefits to its hard-working employees. It’s important the State works with such a fine company to protect jobs, while helping to build a foundation for future growth and greater employment,” said Governor Quinn. “By making targeted investments, we are strengthening our workforce, building our economy and creating an environment where business can thrive.”

Without the State’s business investment package, UPS would have seriously considered moving ahead with a cost-savings plan that included facility restructurings and operational consolidation which could have resulted in significant job loss in Illinois. UPS currently has 35 locations throughout Illinois.

“UPS is pleased and appreciative of the State’s actions to help maintain the scope of our current operations in Hodgkins and Rockford,” said George Brooks, President of UPS North Central Region. “Our long-term objective is to maintain and grow our business in the State of Illinois.”

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will be administering the business investment package, which will be in the form of Economic Development for a Growing Economy tax credits over a 10-year period and employer training funds.

“To get our economy back on track, we must invest in companies that are investing in the people of Illinois,” said DCEO Director Warren Ribley. “Our investment in UPS will help keep thousands of jobs and create greater economic growth throughout the northern Illinois region.”

The Governor was joined at UPS’ Hodgkins location today by George Brooks, President of UPS’ North Central Region, Director Ribley and Sen. Louis Viverito (D-Burbank).

RAW TAPEGovernor announces investment package to save 3,000 UPS jobs

RAW TAPEQ & A with Governor Quinn


News Categories

 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Economic Development
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 Opportunity Returns

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement


Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2015 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us