In 2021, the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce jointly launched the new initiative Chambers All In for Economic Recovery alongside of chambers across the state of Illinois. Now in it's second year, this collaboration is continuing to work for the success of businesses across Illinois.
Nearly 50 Chambers from across the state representing over 13,000 businesses and 580,000 employees call for the legislature to take up our platform and provide relief to the business community.
Economic recovery must be a top priority for the business community. As we approach the second anniversary of the pandemic’s declaration with continued efforts against COVID-19, unintended consequences for the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 have surmounted and they risk permanently stunting the prosperity of Illinois’ businesses.
If enacted, the following items will help bolster a business bottom line and allow for continued growth and investment in Illinois.
In addition to the items above, Chambers All In for Economic Recovery calls for collaborative solutions to the state’s ongoing workforce challenges. The coalition recognizes the importance of having a ready, willing and skilled workforce for the future of our state’s economy. We call on the state to develop innovative programs, support pilot programs, invest in K-12 career awareness programming and assist in scaling successful workforce programs for other communities and industries. We urge Illinois legislators to create an environment and funding models that allow the private sector to drive the training demand for employers.
Chambers All In for Economic Recovery will monitor legislative activities for items that specifically support economic recovery or may hinder ongoing recovery efforts. The coalition may act in such cases to bolster support or join in opposition. The Chamber does this as part of its advocacy efforts on behalf of businesses across the Aurora region.