Jimmy John’s Talks Big About Leaving Illinois

It’s not like losing an auto plant or corporate headquarters of a multinational company, but the head of the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain says he’s moving part of his corporate operation out of Illinois. “I think you’ll probably see us out of Illinois in the next four years and probably see us in Indiana or Austin (Texas), if I was to guess,” Jimmy John  Liautaud told a panel discussion in Chicago this month. It’s not just the 2011 tax increase, Liataud says, but “the way they spend the tax” that has led him to look at other states, reports Crain’s Chicago Business.

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