030513br0274rSPRINGFIELD – The Senate State Government and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Development is holding a hearing Monday, March 18 in Decatur to discuss a proposal sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) aimed at restructuring the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity – the lead state agency responsible for economic development in the state. The purpose of the hearing is to gather information regarding the state’s role in economic development; more specifically, how the state can become more responsive to the needs of the business community and improve its methods for attracting new businesses. 

Who: Senators Manar (D–Bunker Hill), Bush (D–Grayslake) and Barickman (R–Bloomington). Angela Griffin, President/Coles Together in Mattoon, Il; Terry Denison - President/ Jacksonville Area Economic Development Corp.; Greg Webb, VP State Government Relations; Archer Daniels, Midland (ADM) Company; Michael J. Farmer, Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Springfield.

What: Senate State Government and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Development Hearing on Senate Bill 2

When: Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m.

Where: The National Sequestration Education Center room at Richland Community College – 1 College Park, Decatur, IL

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