ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Illinois' comptroller says the state's economy can grow with the development of small and minority-owned businesses.
Judy Baar Topinka stopped by for a roundtable discussion at Eigerlab. She talked to local business owners about the state's financial outlook as the 2014 fiscal year closes. Topinka says their are a number of ways her office can help small business owners get off the ground.
"If they are in business and they are making money the in the comptroller office we have more money to pay for all of the services to the state and they are successful were please and you can sped off industries it too, you see that going on here in Rockford already its a renaissance here," Topinka said.
The roundtable was hosted by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, the Salsa Business Network, and a new minority business initiative called Rockford 521.