CHICAGO, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Governor Pat Quinn joined Mr. Sanjay Jha, Chairman, CEO, Motorola Mobility, Inc., to officially announce the wireless leader's decision to keep its corporate headquarters in Illinois. The news comes after months of speculation regarding the company's potential corporate relocation to California or Texas.
The announcement came during a signing ceremony with Governor Quinn at the company's Libertyville headquarters for Senate Bill 4, which amends the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Act to aid in the attraction and retention of companies and jobs in Illinois. The Governor and Mr. Jha addressed hundreds of Motorola Mobility, Inc. employees and the press for these important announcements. Ed Longanecker of TechAmerica participated in the event to show the association's ongoing support for Governor Quinn, Motorola Mobility, Inc. and efforts to strengthen the Illinois technology industry.
"We commend Governor Quinn for supporting Senate Bill 4, for his tireless efforts to retain a true technology icon in Illinois, and for making innovation a key focus for his Administration," said T. Kendall Hunt, Chairman, CEO, VASCO Data Security International, Inc., and Chairman of TechAmerica Midwest. "TechAmerica was honored to join the Governor and Mr. Jha for this important event and we fully support a shared commitment to attract and retain leading technology talent, jobs and companies in Illinois."
"Governor Quinn has been actively pursuing targeted initiatives to help support innovation in Illinois, and this is a huge victory for our state," said Ed Longanecker, Executive Director, TechAmerica. "The coming months will bring many more unique announcements focused on the growing leadership of Illinois as a center of technology growth, jobs and opportunities."
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,200 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry's largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members' top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing).It was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA).Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org.