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2018 Illonis State Fact Sheet


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   Quick Facts:
  • In 2018, there were over 1.2 million businesses in Illinois, of which more than 343 thousand were minority-owned firms.

  • Minority-owned firms in Illinois employed over 324 thousand people in 2018.

  • Minority-owned firms represented 28.7% of all firms located in the state.

  • The number of minorityowned firms in Illinois increased 2.0% between 2017 and 2018.