$4.2 million raised to support Illinois' small businesses

Published: Sep. 24, 2019 at 11:38 AM CDT
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Small businesses in Illinois will receive a boost with help from new funding.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced $4.2 million is now available for Small Business Development Centers in Illinois.

The funding supports universities, community colleges and business focused non-profit organizations to provide small businesses with support services through the operation of a Small Business Development Center.

“Illinois is home to more than a million small businesses that create good jobs and provide needed services and goods in their communities,” says Gov. Pritzker. “My administration is committed to making sure that these small businesses can thrive and get access to the support and resources they need to keep creating good jobs and growing our state’s economy."

There are 35 Small Business Development Centers. Applicants could receive up to $500,000 in funding.

The deadline to apply is October 25 at 5 p.m. For more information about the application process,