Tyson Foods Is Leaving Chicago
On Wednesday, the company that makes poultry said that it will move its corporate employees to its global headquarters in Arkansas.
As a result, it will close three offices, including one in downtown Chicago, Downers Grove, Illinois, and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota.
About 1,000 people work in the three offices, and the move will start at the beginning of next year.
CEO Donnie King
said in a press release, "Bringing our talented corporate team members and businesses under one roof gives us more chances to share perspectives and ideas."
"It also lets us act quickly to solve problems and give our customers the innovative products and solutions they deserve and value." He added.
Chicago's reputation takes another hit from Tyson's move.
, which has its main office there, said that the city was too dangerous.
CEO Chris Kempczinski
recently said that crime is "seeping into every corner of our city" and that he is often asked, "What's going on in Chicago?"
"Violent crimes happen in our restaurants... We have people overdosing on drugs in our restaurants," he told the Economic Club of Chicago last month.
Caterpillar and Citadel
have both recently said that they will be moving out of Chicago to places outside of Illinois.