The National Federation of Independent Businesses gave Illinois high marks on four out of five grades in its August 2018 "Small Business Scorecard."
The 75 year old non-profit applauds Illinois' projected 59,000-plus jobs over the next seven years. It also points to Southern Illinois' tourism increase, the governor's veto of a bill that would have put very small businesses at the mercy of the Human Rights Commission, and Illinois' possible use of freight truck cruise control technology.
The lowest grade the NFIB gave Illinois was a "C" on the state's mediocre healthcare rating.
Are we supposed to be excited for the possibility of 8,500 jobs a year? This is an ‘A’ rating?
Meanwhile, 100 times that number will move away from IL as it’s a failed state.