According to a recent report from the Small Business Administration, over 60% of job growth comes from new businesses – not long-term established businesses. To grow the economy of DuPage County and maintain our standard of living, this becomes an important focus.
An emphasis on new business startups, development and growth is beginning to take hold in the western suburbs of Chicago. Several efforts are noted in this article by Jim Kendall at the Daily Herald.
What distinguishes DuPage Impact’s collaboration with the College of DuPage is the addition of a pool of willing investors, the availability of free boot camp workspace for startup businesses, the contributions of experienced business mentoring by our outstanding business community, and the breadth and scale of our partnerships with other educators, government bodies, research labs and businesses.