Small Business

Did you know that there are more than 500,000 small businesses in the state of Illinois? Numerous industries including automotive repair, dry cleaning, manufacturing, printing and others are bombarded by complicated environmental regulations.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity offers resources and assistance to Illinois businesses. It is their mission to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that small and large businesses can succeed. The Illinois Department of Commerce delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through several offices.