New State Program To Help Minority Entrepreneurs

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The state announced Tuesday a new program it says will help certain businesses flourish.

Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) unveiled the Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship program.  It’s designed to improve the economic climate for minority and women-owned businesses across the state.

“We need to lift up minorities and women who have been overlooked within our society and underrepresented in our economy” said Rauner.  “A.D.M.E. is a step forward in creating an economy where minority entrepreneurs are supported at the highest level.”

Program officials will identify high-potential minority entrepreneurs and provide them resources to help start and grow their business.  The first year of the program will focus on minority communities in Chicago.  It’ll eventually expand to Rockford and Peoria.

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