ENTREPRENEUR LEAVES ILLINOIS gov't because state isn't committed to "minorities"
In a Medium.com post announcing his resignation as acting assistant director at the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, Odom said the state hasn't given enough attention and resources to minority business development.It's a damn shame.
In an interview Monday, Odom said he's seen routine inattention to underinvested communities that could be turned around with more economic opportunities — and didn't put all the blame on Rauner's administration.
"I think that we can do more. And I believe that a lack of investment has been going on for a long period of time. It's not just this administration," he said. "This didn't just happen when Bruce got into office."
A budget impasse that has left programs unfunded was also frustrating, he said.