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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant speaks to multi-chamber luncheon
Anastasia Tuskey
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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant speaks to multi-chamber luncheon

During a multi-chamber luncheon hosted July 6 by the Romeoville Chamber of Commerce, County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant addressed important information regarding economic stimulus, transportation plans, and ongoing COVID-19 relief programs.

“Will County is committed to working with its business community to make long-term, lasting investments in our communities as we begin our comeback,” she said.

More than 70 people representing chambers of commerce and other organizations from the communities of Bolingbrook, Joliet, Plainfield, Shorewood, and Romeoville attended today’s luncheon. Some of the attendees have received federal relief funding from the CARES Act and the County Executive shared information about additional assistance coming from the American Rescue Plan.

“Specifically, these funds can be used to respond to negative impacts of the pandemic on households, small businesses, non-profits, and aid impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality,” said Bertino-Tarrant. “The county board will be reaching out members of our local business community for suggestions on how these funds will be best spent.”

She also highlighted the services of the Workforce Center of Will County, efforts to expand diversity and inclusion in county government, and the county’s five-year transportation plan.

“All of us understand the importance of a well-trained workforce and sound, stable infrastructure to our local economy,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Will County is dedicated to both of these needs. As we continue our recovery efforts, I look forward to finding additional ways for county government and the local community to work together. The future success of our local business and our county is dependent on building these connections.”

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