Peoria Hits Record Low For Manufacturing Jobs Amid Cat Layoffs

From Illinois Policy: Peoria, Ill., became a manufacturing powerhouse centered around Caterpillar Inc., one of America’s great industrial companies. But state government in Illinois has done much to weaken cities like Peoria by making them unattractive for new production investments, whether from Caterpillar or other companies. And that means state government is a major impediment to creating jobs middle-class workers need to support their families. Peoria is a case in point.