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Advocating for disadvantaged commercial corridors

CCRC Fox 100921

SBAC President Elliot Richardson discusses a policy that will reduce vacant properties in struggling neighborhood business districts.  Replacing commercial vacancies with small businesses will support local communities.

WATCH HERE: https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/988007

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Funding For Local Chambers of Commerce

By mrevis@sbacil.org | September 14, 2021

Funding For Local Chambers of Commerce Local chambers of commerce which support small businesses and local communities throughout Illinois have been devastated by the pandemic. Lost memberships and the inability to host fundraisers have deeply impacted chambers of commerce. With the Delta variant causing further disruptions, many chambers continue to struggle, and some may not…

Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce

By mrevis@sbacil.org | September 14, 2021

Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce As a premier advocacy organization, the SBAC maintains a continuous focus on problems, red flags, and concerns that arise in all corners of the public arena. Often, the issues we keen in on are causing a negative cultural, social, or economic impact. One issue that has impacted those three…

Occupational Licensing Reform

By mrevis@sbacil.org | September 14, 2021

Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses are issued to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare. The number of required licenses in Illinois has grown from a handful in the 1950’s to over 430 today. Policymakers across the political spectrum are challenging states to examine occupational licensing and its impact on reducing competition, increasing costs, excluding…

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