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Office/Bureau Description
Business Development Administer job creation/retention grants, loans and tax credit programs, including EDGE and Enterprise Zone
Coal Development Support state’s coal industry through financing of technology research and conducting awareness campaigns
Community Development Utilize federal HUD funding to administer community infrastructure, housing and disaster recovery funding programs
Employment & Training Oversee statewide workforce training system, and promote and coordinate initiatives to bridge skills gap
Energy & Recycling Promote investment in Illinois’ green economy, as well as create energy and recycling policies for state facilities
Energy Assistance Enable low income households to maintain utility services through LIHEAP and PIPP, and reduce energy costs through improved energy efficiency
Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology Catalyze local, national and global partnerships—including the Small Business Development Center network and the Advantage Illinois program—that strengthen Illinois’ competitive advantage
Film Promote the state’s film and theatre industry through tax incentives, including the 30% film tax credit
Regional Economic Development Coordinate economic development activities and outreach across the state
Tourism Market state travel opportunities domestically and internationally, contributing to over $2 billion in state and local tax revenues annually
Trade & Investment Promote Illinois’ economy through outreach events and trade missions, and provide financial and technical exporting assistance to Illinois companies
Urban Assistance Manage the Urban Weatherization Initiative, targeting homes in disadvantaged communities and training home energy technicians, and the Employment Opportunities Grant program, which trains participants in the construction trade industry


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