Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

DCEO’s mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. DCEO delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through its various offices.


The Office of Minority Economic Empowerment will focus and promote opportunities for all minority communities across the state through targeted programs, resources and advocates. The goal is to ensure minority enterprises have an equal opportunity to contribute to the growth of the Illinois economy and serve as an advocate for businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups in traditionally economically-disadvantaged groups.

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loans
Primary Contact
Kristi Dula
100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 833-7483