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Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME)

ADME is a community investment program developed to strengthen Illinois’ start-up and small business community ecosystem by tapping into the potential of minority business owners and entrepreneurs.

The program will identify high-potential minority entrepreneurs and provide start to finish support to help them grow their business. The program will initially focus on minority communities and minority-owned businesses in Peoria, Rockford and Chicago with the goal of expanding statewide.

Participants will receive mentorship, focused business education, and access to capital to get their business off the ground. For additional information, including how to apply, visit:  www.admeillinois.org

ADME supports the Department’s commitment to grow minority and women-owned businesses and increase diversity in businesses and within the Illinois economy.

Press Releases
Governor and Department of Commerce Announce Inaugural Cohort of ADME (2/9/2017)
Governor Opens Minority Entrepreneurship Program Applications (8/24/2016)
Governor Creates Program for Advancement of Minority Entrepreneurship (1/19/2016)