The Office of Minority Economic Empowerment will focus and promote opportunities for all minority communities across the state through targeted programs, resources and advocates. The goal is to ensure minority enterprises have an equal opportunity to contribute to the growth of the Illinois economy and serve as an advocate for businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups in traditionally economically-disadvantaged groups.
The webinars are open to everyone; however, please note that there are webinars that do target specific communities. We are working towards conducting more webinars; therefore, if you don’t see one that appeals to you below OMEE or DCEO’s Regional Economic Development office may have one for you in the near future. Feel free to contact us at CEO.OMEE@illinois.gov.
For information please contact:
Diana Alfaro, Latino Business Development Manager (si hablo español)
Matthew J. Simpson, African American Business Development Manager
Woman’s Business Development Manager
Tiffany T. Hawkins, Cannabis Loan and Grant Program Manager
Contact the First Stop Business Information Center Helpline at: 1-800-252-2923. Spanish speaking assistance is also available at that number.
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LinkedIn: Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity