June 14, 2017

Duckworth Meets with Peoria Chamber of Commerce Leadership


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) met with leaders of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce including Chamber President Jeffrey Griffin today to discuss her vision for creating jobs and expanding economic opportunity for hardworking families across Illinois through investments in infrastructure, manufacturing and small business development. Duckworth's meeting today follows a discussion yesterday with Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis regarding her work to spur economic development throughout Central Illinois. A photo of today's meeting with the Peoria Chamber of Commerce is available here. B-roll is available here.

"It was great to speak with Peoria leaders today about how I can help support job creation and business development throughout the region," said Senator Duckworth. "I will continue working to encourage economic investments throughout Central Illinois and cut red tape for small business owners so we can open up new economic opportunities for local businesses and working families alike."

Last year, Duckworth proposed her "economic opportunity" agenda to revitalize economies in communities around the state that have been ignored by many for too long. By investing in manufacturing, education programs and minority- and women-owned businesses, Duckworth's economic development plan seeks to support working families across Illinois, increasing access to jobs and opportunity, and helping provide community wealth that will stabilize neighborhoods struggling for a brighter future.

Duckworth has also been outspoken about the importance of investing in Illinois's infrastructure. As a member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee and Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, Duckworth will continue to advocate for increased investments in the state's transportation systems that expand economic opportunity for hardworking families.