More than 17 percent of the governor's 2019 capital budget request would fund Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity projects, according to a state analysis.
In all, the budget includes $1.34 billion for the commerce agency.
Funding sources include $1.28 billion from the Build Illinois Bond Fund and $62 million from the capital development fund.
Director of Commerce and Economic Development Sean McCarthy
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability analysis lists Gov. Bruce Rauner's funding priorities and analyzes how it would affect the state's long-term debt. Rauner included $7.8 billion for capital projects for 23 agencies.
Commerce and Economic Opportunity capital projects
This list includes projects requiring new appropriations and do not include reappropriations for ongoing capital projects.
|University of Illinois: Discovery Partners Institute||$500,000,000|
|Statewide: Urban Weatherization Initiative Act grants||$399,000,000|
|Local projects throughout the State||$179,500,000|
|Grants to State agencies: infrastructure purposes||$75,300,000|
|Statewide: Prime Sites grants and loans||$33,600,000|
|Open Spaces, recreational and conservation purposes||$26,700,000|
|Statewide: River Edge – Brownfield Redevelopment Program||$25,500,000|
|Statewide: grants to locals for economic development||$19,300,000|
|Economic development – private sector expansion & retention||$15,100,000|
|Grants/awards through Office of Minority Economic Empowerment||$15,000,000|
|Illinois Science & Technology Park: expansion and site redevelopment||$12,400,000|
|Charter schools – LEED Green Building Ratings System||$9,000,000|
|Grants to local governments for acquisition and construction of facilities||$8,800,000|
|Grants to State agencies: educational, scientific, technical, vocational purposes||$7,300,000|
|Statewide: economic development for Economically Depressed Areas||$5,900,000|
|Statewide: economic development – technology||$2,600,000|
|Statewide: State match for stimulus or bondable improvements||$2,300,000|
|Grants to State agencies: business development||$2,200,000|
|Statewide Port Development Loan Program||$1,000,000|