Area Business Associations Say Future Energy Jobs Bill Will Support Growth in Small Businesses

On Small Business Saturday — as shoppers focus their dollars on area
businesses that are the economic life blood of neighborhoods — local
business associations and chambers of commerce are supporting the
benefits the Future Energy Jobs bill will bring to their small business

Area associations, including the Chatham Business Association, the
Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce &
Tourism Bureau, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Retail
Merchants Association, Illinois Municipal League, Quad Cities Chamber of
Commerce and Rockford Chamber of Commerce, say the benefits proposed by
Exelon Generation and ComEd will strengthen the economy, save and create
good-paying jobs, retain Illinois’ historically low energy rates and
ensure the state maintains its competitive economic advantage.

The legislation is the product of collaboration among diverse
stakeholders, including environmental groups, renewable energy
developers, faith-based organizations, consumer advocates, labor,
business groups, …