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GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER IS ANNOUNCING A NEW STATE PROGRAM TO HELP MORE WOMEN AND MINORITIES START BUSINESSES IN ILLINOIS.

THE “ADVANCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MINORITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP” PROGRAM RELIES MOSTLY ON VOLUNTEERS TO HELP MATCH POTENTIAL MINORITY START-UPS WITH PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCES SAYS GOVERNOR RAUNER.

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IT WILL BE OVERSEEN BY STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR JIMMY ODOM.

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THE PROGRAM WILL BEGIN IN ROCKFORD, CHICAGO AND PEORIA WITH PLANS TO GROW STATEWIDE IN COMING MONTHS.

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