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Choose DuPage Enhances its Legislative Presence

Lisle, Ill. (March 14, 2012) – Choose DuPage has issued several amendments to their legislative platform and initiatives, clarifying the continued desire to provide a positive impact on its main objective of influencing legislation and regulation in a manner consistent with creating business retention, expansion and attraction in DuPage County.

“These initiatives are designed to provide results-oriented, proactive positions that are supportive and consistent with our guiding principles and core objectives,” said Greg Bedalov, president and CEO of Choose DuPage. “We serve a key role in elevating awareness, education and engagement of the business community and we will work to educate elected officials on the impact of legislation on the business community.”

In order to enhance Choose DuPage’s legislative role, a list of objectives has been defined. It is Choose DuPage’s objective to create a pro-business environment amongst legislative bodies, educate elected officials on the needs of businesses, educate the business community on legislation impacting their business and serve as a conduit between the business community and elected officials.

The Choose DuPage Legislative Platform has identified key areas in which they will focus their attention to better serve business owners in the county. These areas include matters of:

• Taxation
• Education and workforce development
• Transportation
• Economic development, entrepreneurship and global commerce
• Workforce practice and policies
• Environmental sustainability
• Civil justice

To view the platform in its entirety, visit www.choosedupage.com.

About Choose DuPage:

Choose DuPage is the public/private nonprofit countywide economic development organization that promotes DuPage County as a premiere business location. In the face of regional and global competition for business investment, Choose DuPage has championed critical and visionary leadership from the public and private sectors of DuPage County, partnering with the 39 communities to:

• Support local municipal economic development initiatives
• Grow, retain and attract businesses
• Address policy issues critical to the needs of business
• Leverage assets and partnerships
• Connect with state, regional and local public resources
• Promote a coordinated marketing message and county identity

To learn more about Choose DuPage, visit www.choosedupage.com.

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