Carol Moseley Braun is uniquely qualified to face Chicago's toughest economic challenges. As founder and CEO of Ambassador Organics, Carol knows first-hand how the recession has affected small-business. She also knows how government can work for Chicago to support business and create jobs.
Create a Department of Small Business Growth
Streamline the bureaucracy so that entrepreneurs have one growth-oriented agency for every license, permit and fee they need to operate.
Invest in Chicago Companies
Create a $2 billion venture fund, led by the private sector and funded by endowments and pension funds throughout the region, to invest in high-growth companies that currently move to the coasts for funding needs.
Develop specific economic development for every neighborhood in collaboration with the delegate agencies.
Keep Our Talent in Chicago
Convene the leaders of Chicago’s business schools regularly to develop and execute ongoing plans to keep these graduates working in Chicago.
Use a Combination of Relocation Incentives
Quit relying on using TIF dollars to lure corporate headquarters to the Loop.