By: Diane Benjamin
Monday night Mayor Renner is giving his “State of the City” address. I bet everything is wonderful and under his leadership Bloomington is making great progress toward bankruptcy, oops – I mean prosperity for all!
I wonder if he will inform the people paying the bills why the financial reports from almost a year ago are still missing!
I wonder if Tari will say what taxes and fees need raised next!
I wonder if Tari can explain why Bloomington made a top ten list of cities losing the most jobs!
You didn’t know that?
This article is from last August – before Mitsubishi closed, and before Macy’s, Radio Shack, and the Limited.
8. Bloomington, IL
> Employment decline: -4.9%
> Number of jobs June 2012: 96,541
> Number of jobs June 2016: 91,848
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 5.2%
While total employment in the U.S. grew by 7.6% over the past four years, it fell by 4.9% in Bloomington. The metro area’s professional and business services industry lost the most employees. Employment in the sector fell by roughly 1,500 workers.
Guess who #7 is?
It only took Tari 3 1/2 years to turn Bloomington into Decatur!
Peoria is #3. It’s really sad when 3 of the top 10 are in Illinois. I wonder if Tari is networking with his Dem buddies to demand they do their jobs in Springfield? I doubt it, they don’t blame Madigan.
Get the popcorn ready,
the Tari annual spin should be a great show!