Jobs & the Economy
As a legislator, Treasurer Frerichs focused on helping Illinois businesses thrive. In 2012, Treasurer Frerichs co-chaired the bi-partisan committee that extended the state’s Enterprise Zone Program. This innovative program has been credited with creating or retaining over 900,000 jobs in the state over the past 30 years.
Treasurer Frerichs was also the lead sponsor of legislation (SB 2897) creating Benefit Corporations, or B-Corps, in Illinois. To be eligible for B-Corp status, a company must provide an environmental benefit or engage in community development. This groundbreaking legislation makes Illinois one of only eight states in the nation to provide common sense legal protections for businesses that not only will create jobs, but will be stewards of their environment and community.
Treasurer Frerichs is committed to being a responsible steward of Illinois’ investments and providing opportunities for working families.
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