exports http://peoriapublicradio.org en Some good news for Illinois' economy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-good-news-illinois-economy <div>News about Illinois' economy is typically bleak. &nbsp;The state DOES have the second-worst unemployment rate in the nation, behind only Nevada. But as IPR's Brian Mackey reports, at least one outside observer is seeing at least a modest improvement.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moody's Analytics is changing Illinois' rating from "at risk of recession" to "recovery."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moody's economist Steven Cochrane.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:56:49 +0000 Brian Mackey 11633 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some good news for Illinois' economy Peoria ranks 12th for global trade http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-ranks-12th-global-trade <div>Peoria is ranked among the top cities for global trade. The city is ranked 12th by Global Trade Magazine. It says Peoria’s businesses continue to do well despite a sputtering economy, shipping 17-billion-dollars worth of goods last year. The magazine says that’s in part to the city’s low corporate real estate taxes and growth of new businesses.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:24:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11628 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria ranks 12th for global trade Exports from Peoria area increase http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/exports-peoria-area-increase <div>The amount of merchandise exported from the Peoria metropolitan area increased in 2012. The latest data from the U.S. International Trade Administration ranked the area the 18th largest export market in the country with shipments totaling nearly 18-billion dollars. That’s a 17-percent increase from 2011.</div><div> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:31:29 +0000 Denise Molina 9363 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Exports from Peoria area increase Group explains Illinois’ lagging economy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/group-explains-illinois-lagging-economy <p>Illinois' economy usually rises and falls with the rest of the country. But a government forecasting group says as the nation slowly emerges from the recession, Illinois isn't. IPR’s Chris Slaby reports.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:40:28 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 2347 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Group explains Illinois’ lagging economy