Illinois wants Caterpillar (CAT) to add jobs to its home state after catching wind CAT plans to...

|About: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)|By:, SA News Editor

Illinois wants Caterpillar (CAT) to add jobs to its home state after catching wind CAT plans to move manufacturing jobs out of Japan to North America. The firm says it has inquiries from 20 states looking to make a deal, as it evaluates what CEO Doug Oberhelman calls an "unfriendly" environment for investment in Illinois and weighs the proximity to ports and suppliers for potential spots for new factories.