Illinois lawmakers are considering two bills to further support the state’s start-up ecosystem. One would expand the Illinois Technology Development Fund to allow the State Treasurer to invest in more than just technology equipment as it currently does. The other would allow the Treasurer’s office to transfer up to five percent of its investment portfolio into an account devoted to spur economic growth in the state via infrastructure investments, rather than technological companies. The investments would go to venture capital firms that specialize in property procurement and development in the state. Click here to learn more.