There’s a business exodus happening in Chicago right now.
For one thing, crime is so bad in the city that many businesses don’t feel safe operating there.
There’s been a whopping 35 percent increase in crime since last year.
That is stunning and scary, and you can thank Lori Lightfoot for that.
All that woman cares about are LGBTQ issues.
Here’s a list of the recent businesses that’ve pulled out of Chicago:
- Billionaire Ken Griffin is moving his hedge fund firm, Citadel, out of Chicago
- Caterpillar, the construction equipment company, is leaving the Chicago area and heading to Texas.
- Boeing is also leaving and calling Virginia their new home.
But there’s more…
Western Journal reported that next in line to leave Chi-town is Gary Rabine, the founder of the Rabine Group and owner of 13 businesses. His road-paving company is hitting the highway and getting out of Chicago, he said.
“We would do thousands of jobs a year in the city, but as we got robbed more, my people operating rollers and pavers we got robbed, our equipment would get stolen in broad daylight and there would usually be a gun involved, and it got expensive and it got dangerous,” Rabine told Fox News this week.
The additional cost of security and insurance meant jobs cost “twice as much as they should be,” he said, noting that work done for utilities ultimately meant ratepayers who could not afford it bore the extra costs.
“What happened eventually is we said enough is enough,” Rabine said.
“We stopped doing work down there, we stopped doing work for the gas company, the electric company, the south side, the west side, and eventually all over Chicago. Those companies now work in other places. They work over the border in Wisconsin, the outer suburbs of Chicago, where they feel safer,” he said.
Rabine said public safety is the foundation for any company to succeed.
“If you want a great culture in your company, you have to have people that love being on the team and they don’t want to live in a violent area. They don’t want to live in a place where their kids can’t walk to school safely and their wives and kids can’t go shopping in a beautiful environment like Michigan Avenue, which was once the safest place you could ever go shopping,” he said.
Rabine says the two reasons for the downfall of Chicago are Lori Lightfoot’s terrible leadership and the socialist Democrat governor of Illinois.
If you want your city and state to prosper, DO NOT vote for Dems.
It’s really that simple.
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