Chicago’s economy is fueled by small and local businesses. They are the engines of economic growth and job creation, and are integral parts of our local communities. Therefore, eliminating barriers that make it difficult to start and operate a
business is crucial. Creating an environment where small businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive will support communities throughout the City.
The following recommendations are proposed by the Small Business Advocacy Council and a city-wide coalition of chambers, civic, and trade associations.
Acting on these recommendations will help improve the business climate for Chicago small businesses and spark the City’s economy.
We encourage the Mayor and Chicago City Council members to support and enact these recommendations.