Rebuild IllinoisCHICAGO – Bourdeau-Griffin Interiors & Architectural Supplies, Inc. will receive nearly $2 million in state funding to create a business hub and development center on the Chicago’s South Side, Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) announced Thursday.

“This funding will fuel economic development in our community,” Munoz said. “I’m pleased to see funds go to a business that will expand and bring more jobs to the 1st District.”

Bourdeau-Griffin Interiors & Architectural Supplies, Inc. is expected to receive $1,901,518 to create a business hub and development center hub on the South Side of Chicago for interior designers, architects, contractors, artists, business owners and buyers.  

Frantzie Bourdeau-Griffin began experimenting with designer products in the 1980s to find a way to serve interior design clients at an affordable price. The company has since established a reputation for quality and innovation.

The Bourdeau-Griffin project is one of 11 projects across the state selected to receive funding through the Rebuild Illinois Regional Economic Development program, a component of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program aimed at creating jobs, boosting investment in underserved communities and fostering lasting economic growth.

All projects awarded will work with minority businesses through Illinois' Business Enterprise Program and will make way for local hiring requirements through the Illinois Works program.

“Rebuild Illinois continues to positively impact the communities that need more jobs and economic recovery,” Munoz said. “These grants prioritize minority businesses, which are often underrepresented, leading to better outcomes for all parties involved.”

A total of $16.5 million was awarded through the RIRED program. More information about the RIRED program and other state grant programs is available at Illinois.gov/DCEO.

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