Back from a trip to Spain, Gov. Pat Quinn says there are opportunities to expand business relations with that country and Illinois. Quinn says he met with companies in the bio-tech industry ahead of next year’s International Bio-Tech Convention to be held in Illinois.
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“There’s opportunities for Illinois to grow a lot of jobs in this whole area of bio-technology so I got to visit with a lot of those companies,” Quinn said. “We’re anxious to have them come here, invest here, create jobs here, grow here and our exports to Spain are very strong. Last year we went up 29 percent and they’re good customers and you like to say thank you to people that buy your products.” Quinn also got to take a trip on a high speed train. Illinois continues to develop a high speed rail corridor that should lessen travel times between Chicago and St. Louis and other Midwestern cities.