Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of



Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of and Economic Opportunity, Department ofOur mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.Springfield - 217-782-7500, Chicago - 312-814-7179




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