SBAC CEO Elliot Richardson Writes About How to Level the Playing Field for Illinois Small Businesses in Reboot Illinois

Make 2015 the Year for Fairness for Big and Small Businesses

By: Elliot Richardson

“The majority of Illinois companies are small businesses. According to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 59 percent of the state’s businesses had two to nine employees in 2012. That same year, 98.8 percent of Illinois businesses employed fewer than 100 people.

The success and growth of small businesses is a pivotal component of improving the economic landscape in Illinois. However, Illinois policy-makers have done little to help small businesses in recent years…”


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