On behalf of the people of the State of Illinois, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Chicagoland Chamber’s “2006 Business Resource Guide & Membership Directory.” This unique business directory will serve as a valuable edition to your reference library, as it does for countless other businesses, organizations and agencies throughout the Chicago region and the State.
As we focus on ways to keep our economy growing, and encouraging the creation of new businesses and more and better-paying jobs, one of our major challenges is to find ways to keep our business community competitive. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, along with its affiliate the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, are excellent resources for helping businesses access the resources, skills and contacts they need to succeed — especially the entrepreneurs and growing businesses that have the potential of adding a large number of new jobs to the economy.
Working together, we will succeed in making the Chicago region and the State one of the best places to live and work in America.
Thank you for being a valued partner of the Governor’s Office, and best wishes for success in the coming year.
Sincerely, Pat Quinn
Governor, State of Illinois