March 08, 2018

Duckworth Meets with Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth met with members of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council to discuss infrastructure investments and opportunities for collaboration to advance projects for the region. The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council aims to boost the local economy by helping businesses expand and attracting new businesses. A photo of the meeting is available here.

“If we want to promote new economic opportunities for working families, we need to make it easier for local businesses to get off the ground,” Duckworth said. “It was great to hear directly from the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council to learn more about their priorities and how we can work together. Business development and infrastructure improvements are key to the strength of our economy and I’ll keep working to cut red tape and help secure federal resources for investments in central Illinois.”

As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Duckworth is working to expand economic opportunity and revitalize economies in communities throughout the state. By working to increase investments in infrastructure, education programs and minority- and women-owned businesses, Duckworth seeks to support working families across Illinois, increase access to jobs and help provide community wealth that will stabilize neighborhoods struggling for a brighter future.