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New & Updated Initiatives for Businesses

| March 31, 2023

Recent legislative changes to a variety of Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) business programs are aimed to help businesses access capital and assist them in expanding their workforce and start-up activity.  

The Business Navigator Alliance of Southcentral and Southeastern Illinois hosted a webinar to dive into these topics on March 30th at 10:30 a.m. 

Updates on the State Small Business Credit Initiative were shared by Sean Pritchard, Assistant Deputy Director for the DCEO Office of Business Development, and business development program changes from Kala Lambert, Southeast Region Manager for the DCEO Regional Economic Development Team.  

Updated program information includes: 

Advantage Illinois 

Reimagining Energy and Vehicles Act 

Economic Development for a Growing Economy 

Manufacturing Illinois Chips for a Real Opportunity 

Enterprise Zones and High Impact Businesses 

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