Supporting Businesses and Our Economy

JB believes that increasing wages and supporting businesses are the keys to building a strong economy in every corner of our state. His Administration is making smart investments in technology and innovation and is providing support and incentives to businesses to create jobs throughout our state.

  • Launched an effort to bring high-speed broadband internet to every corner of the state
  • Created a minority business loan fund
  • Developed new incentives for job creation on new construction and renovations in underserved communities
  • Refocused community college workforce development programs to concentrate on high-growth industries
  • Signed the most equity-centric cannabis legalization plan in the nation to invest in communities hit hardest by the war on drugs
  • Reformed the tax code to promote economic growth:
    • Encouraged new job creation and workforce development with an apprenticeship tax credit for businesses
    • Brought relief for 300,000 small businesses by phasing out the corporate franchise tax
    • Extended the film industry tax credit, creating and supporting thousands of entertainment industry jobs in Illinois
    • Elevated the innovation economy with new business incubators and an extension of the research and development tax credit for manufacturers

Click here to see how JB Pritzker is building an economy that works for everyone

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