Business could be looking up for women who are minorities and who want to sell goods and services to the state of Illinois. A new law allows such business owners to be certified as both women- and minority-owned, as opposed to one or the other. “I understand the state is having its financial challenges, but we're still spending money,” said State Rep. Will Davis (D-Homewood).
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“We’re building roads. We're improving infrastructure. And if you’re a business, and you want to benefit from state services, here is an opportunity probably better than any.”
The idea is to give those companies a better chance at getting state business.