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Jason Horwitz

As head of DCEO’s Policy Development, Planning, & Research bureau, Jason Horwitz oversees agency efforts to identify and implement policies that accomplish Illinois’ economic development goals. He also oversees research initiatives carried out by DCEO and our partners on the Illinois economy, the impact of economic development programs, and best practices for economic development.

Jason previously worked at Anderson Economic Group where he was the Director of Public Policy and Economic Analysis for the past 8 years. Jason advised non-profits, governments, and corporate clients on public policy impacts and effective communication of those impacts. He has a broad range of expertise and is intimately knowledgeable on subjects around economic development, local taxes, pensions, and energy.  He is based in the Chicago Office.