Peoria is a Model City
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Tomorrow, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue will be the keynote speaker at the Heartland Partnership's annual meeting in Peoria, IL. In his speech, Donohue will point to several of Peoria's accomplishments and successes as examples that other cities across the country can learn from and emulate. Donohue spoke with a reporter from the Journal Star about the content of his upcoming speech.
"The future for cities all across America is to do some of the things you're doing in Peoria," said Donohue in a telephone interview.
On education, "it will kill the deal if 30 percent of our kids are not graduating from high school and more than that number are not reading effectively," he said, citing recent efforts that established a charter school in Peoria.
Donohue will focus on the themes of education, transporation, and innovation in his remarks.