• Who is Michael Reschke, the buyer planning to revive the Thompson Center? A veteran real estate developer known for taking big risks downtown has lined up what may be his biggest gamble yet. Crain’s Danny Ecker analyzes Reschke’s track record.
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• It’s official: Rivian will build next EV plant in Georgia. For a hot minute, it looked like Illinois was making a play for the new plant, which will employ more than 7,500 people. But now we know the direction the manufacturer intends to go, and that’s south. The new factory is scheduled to open in 2024 and will eventually build 400,000 vehicles a year.
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