The SBAC has established itself as an advocate for small business and consistently works to pass legislation laser-focused on improving the economic environment for the small business community. The SBAC took a leadership role in bringing a health insurance cooperative for small businesses and entrepreneurs to Illinois. The SBAC also championed a law setting a goal for 10% of all state procurement contracts to be issued to small businesses.
Our current legislative agenda tackles the fees associated with filing and operating an LLC in Illinois, which are the highest in the nation; calls for an Auditor General review of Illinois’ EDGE Tax Credit Program to determine if this economic development program is indeed good public policy. We are also working on bringing intrastate crowdfunding to Illinois and eliminating wasteful regulations for contractors.
The SBAC has formed powerful coalitions of chambers and trade organizations that actively work to advance non-partisan, common-sense, legislation on behalf of the small business community. Bringing together tens-of-thousands of small business owners, these coalitions speak with an increasingly strong voice.