CHICAGO – Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson on Thursday met with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) and participated in a roundtable with two dozen Latino business leaders. During the roundtable conversation, Mayor-elect Johnson and Latino business leaders discussed ways the incoming mayoral administration can support small business growth, how the IHCC and Latino businesses can be a partner in this work, and priorities for the next four years.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Latino business leaders to establish priorities for supporting and expanding small business opportunities,” said Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson. “It’s crucial to the growth of Latino small business that we increase our minority business goals and provide businesses with the resources needed to build wealth in communities throughout the city.”
“The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is grateful for the partnership of Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson and look forward to working with him to advance the goals of the Latino business community,” said Jaime di Paulo, President & CEO of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC). “Mayor-elect Johnson expressed his commitment to lifting up Latino small businesses and providing access to business opportunities and we look forward to collaborating with the new administration.”
“The Latino business community is proud to have Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson at the table as we set our agenda to increase our minority-participation goals and implement the technology needed to compete in today’s landscape,” said David Andalcio, incoming chairman of the Latino Leadership Council.