State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) has been named a “Champion of Manufacturing” for her support of Illinois’ manufacturing industry through votes she took in 2019-2020. Members of the Illinois House and Senate were judged on votes they took on 34 different bills that affect the manufacturing and business communities, and those with a score of 80% or above received the award. Grant earned an 84% rating.
“There is no greater issue of importance for Illinoisans right now than creating jobs and promoting business growth because it’s the best way to improve our economy and stabilize the state’s finances,” said Grant. “As a legislator, it is an issue I take very seriously, and it’s an honor to be recognized for my advocacy and support of our manufacturing and business communities.”
Upon announcing the award recipients, IMA President & CEO Mark Denzler said, “As a first term lawmaker, Amy Grant has emerged as a strong advocate for Illinois manufacturing sector. She understands the importance of a strong manufacturing economy, and she supported the reinstatement of the Manufacturers Purchase Credit, the elimination of the Corporate Franchise Tax and the creation of the Blue Collar Jobs Act, which collectively resulted in a $300 million tax cut for employers. She also voted against several costly and burdensome taxes and regulations.”
The IMA is a not-for-profit trade association for Illinois manufacturers. Founded in 1893, it is the oldest and largest statewide manufacturing trade association in the United States. The IMA’s mission is to strengthen the economic, social, environmental and governmental conditions for manufacturing and allied enterprises in the state of Illinois, resulting in an enlarged business base and increased employment.
Click here to view the full scorecard and a list of bills that were judged.