Chicago (AP) -- A new poll shows the Chicago area's wealthiest
investors are more nervous about their state's economy than counterparts across
The poll released Monday by Morgan
Stanley Wealth Management reinforces concerns that Illinois companies might take their business
elsewhere if the financial picture doesn't improve. It comes on the same day
that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in Chicago
to try to lure business from Illinois.
The poll found 93 percent of high net
worth investors in the Chicago
were worried about the state's well-being, with 80 percent being "very
concerned." Many of those polled are CEOs and business owners.
Analysts say it is another wake-up call for lawmakers who
have failed to fix Illinois'
nearly $100 billion pension crisis and other financial problems.