Any business leader in the Midwest will tell you - we are in a global competition to retain and attract talent and capital to our cities.
But we can’t win that competition without high-speed trains.
Access to high-speed train travel makes those critical face-to-face meetings and conferences more practical for business leaders in the Midwest by compressing long journeys into quick inter-city commutes.
With high-speed rail, a whole new world of choices open up to employees, tourists and customers - whether they’re deciding where to live, work or visit.
Not to mention the larger market and new investment opportunities available to Midwestern businesses when high-speed rail connects the region. Experts agree that innovation and productivity will increase as more trips become possible.
The Midwest High Speed Rail Association’s research indicates that high-speed rail could mean a $13.8 billion per year increase in business sales for the Chicago Metro area alone.