Spain Statement on Caterpillar HQ Move from Peoria

“I strongly oppose Caterpillar’s decision to move their corporate headquarters from Peoria. This is terrible for our community and I cannot begin to express my disappointment and heartache. Peoria has invested so much in Caterpillar for decades, with resulting benefits for both. Caterpillar had painted a bold vision for their future in Peoria. After years of planning and preparation, it feels like we have been left at the altar. Out of respect for our 90 year collaboration with Caterpillar, I urge the Board of Directors to meet with community leaders and reconsider this devastating move. In the mean-time, our community and business leaders will rally together under the clarion call for further economic diversification of Central Illinois’ economy.” State Representative Ryan Spain, January 31, 2017