The Future Promise and Challenges of Illinois Manufacturing

Springfield – We go one-on-one with Illinois Manufacturing President Greg Baise, as he is about to leave his post that he’s held since 1991. We hear his thoughts on the future of manufacturing in Illinois — workforce development, the use of robotics, the impact of the Trump Administration on the economy.

In this wide ranging conversation we also hear what’s on the minds of Illinois manufacturers, the cost of worker’s compensation in Illinois and whether it’s improved, and the efforts to work with some of the community colleges to help fill the coming labor shortages in manufacturing plants that pay wages above the national average.