Jesiel Named to Small Business Empowerment Committee

State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) has been named to the Small Business Empowerment and Workforce Development Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives. As the name suggests, the primary objective of the committee is to review legislation in the House that promotes small business in Illinois.

“I’m very pleased to join this committee,” said Jesiel. “Small business is the backbone of our economy. Reviving it in Illinois is essential to growing the economy and creating the jobs our state needs.”

Since joining the Illinois House of Representatives in 2014, Jesiel has made growing the local economy in her north suburban district a key tenant of her efforts in the legislature. She has formed two economic development groups that have brought together stake holders on the state and local level to revive local resources, boost the economy and create jobs. One of the groups, The Lakefront Economic Development Group has led to a joint effort between the communities of Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor and Zion that is moving forward with plans to redevelop resources between the North Point Marina and the Illinois Beach State Park.

“Since my district sits on the border of Wisconsin, many of our small businesses feel the pressure to relocate across the border,” said Jesiel. “I look forward to working with the committee to ensure that all small businesses in Illinois have the tools and opportunities they need to stay in our state and continue to be drivers of job growth for our communities.”