Bill Text: IL HR0174 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Recognizes the opening of the Small Business Development Center on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-02-24 - Resolution Adopted [HR0174 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0174-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at
3Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) will open on March 1, 2017;
4and
5 WHEREAS, The SBDC will be housed in State Farm Hall on the
6campus of IWU and will be the only one that is on a small,
7private campus; this will be the 25th SBDC in Illinois and will
8be directed by Karen Bussone, Assistant Professor of Business
9Administration; and
10 WHEREAS, The SBDC will provide assistance to small
11businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in McLean County; it will
12support entrepreneurs as they strive to develop new businesses;
13and it will serve as a resource to help existing businesses to
14grow and remain competitive; and
15 WHEREAS, SBDCs throughout the United States are hosted by
16universities in collaboration with region Economic Development
17Councils, and funded in part through a partnership with the
18U.S. Small Business Administration; and
19 WHEREAS, IWU's SBDC will provide aspiring and current small
20business owners a variety of free business consulting and
21low-cost training services including: business plan

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1development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and
2lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster
3recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market
4research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance;
5and
6 WHEREAS, These efforts are done in collaboration with the
7Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council and the McLean
8County Chamber of Commerce; therefore, be it
9 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
10HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
11recognize the opening of the Small Business Development Center
12on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University; and be it
13further
14 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15presented to the SBDC at IWU.
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