- Published: Thursday, July 02, 2015 09:03 AM
Throughout the last few months I have been working with other Illinois lawmakers and various state agencies to hold Minority Business Summits throughout the state. The purpose of these meetings is to inform minority business owners about programs and opportunities offered by the state. These events have been held in an effort to create a space for open dialogue about issues minority businesses face and how we can foster an environment that is more welcoming for the expansion of minority owned businesses in Illinois.
These events have been a great success and have given us great insight on the kinds of legislation needed to foster growth for minority owned businesses throughout the state. Below is some information on the legislation I, and other Illinois lawmakers, have been working on.