Representative Mazzochi Supports Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development in DuPage County

State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) is showing her commitment to the DuPage business community by participating in activities that promote and support entrepreneurs and small business development in DuPage County.

“As lawmakers, we must do much more to support the small business owners who create jobs and drive the Illinois economy,” said Mazzochi. “We need to reduce barriers that hinder small business formation and growth. I will be a voice for pro-growth business policies and the elimination of the red tape that has earned Illinois the reputation as being extremely ‘business unfriendly.’”

On Tuesday, Mazzochi joined Congressman Randy Hultgren and several community leaders at the College of DuPage’s (COD) Center for Entrepreneurship for a round table discussion about entrepreneurship and starting a small business. The discussion, which was done in connection with National Startup Week, was sponsored by Innovation DuPage, which provides educational, governmental, and private sector resources and expertise to entrepreneurs. Members of the Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance, Argonne National Laboratories, and startup entrepreneurs from ages 17 and up were among the participants in the round table event.

On Wednesday, Mazzochi spoke to members of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and pledged her support to the local businesses that create jobs and spur the local economy. During her remarks, Mazzochi said she will support local businesses by example and through pro-growth business policies in Springfield. “I am proud of the work that each of you puts in day in and day out to grow your businesses and stimulate our local economy,” Mazzochi said. “Small businesses like yours are the backbone of the Illinois economy and should be supported and encouraged through good policy in Springfield.”
Per the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois is home to 1.2 million small businesses, equaling 98.2% of Illinois businesses. These small businesses employ 2.4 million workers and comprise 46.4% of the workforce in the state.

“Illinois thrives when local businesses are encouraged to locate and expand here,” said Mazzochi. “Pro-business legislation will be an important part of my personal legislative agenda as the Representative for the 47th District.”