Thank you, Gene – not just for those comments, but for ALL of the leadership that you have provided on manufacturing and many other areas during your service to our country. It is great to be with mayors from across the United States.
I have deep respect for the business leaders here, my many friends who are your members, as well as the organization, World Business Chicago. You are doing so much to make Chicago more innovative and competitive.
It’s great to be here with leaders in business, higher education, labor, and more. Over the past 4 months, I’ve visited 13 states and four countries. My primary goal has been to listen to America’s business community.