WHO WE ARE
The Illinois Business Roundtable (IBRT) is a voluntary
association of 63 chief executive officers of Illinois' leading
businesses, formed in 1989 to study, make recommendations, and take
action on critical public policy issues facing Illinois. The
Roundtable is nonprofit and nonpartisan. Our work is solely
supported by dues and contributions from our corporate members.
The Roundtable applies the knowledge, creativity and leadership
resources of its members to the complex problems affecting both the
current and future economic, educational and social vitality of
For Illinois: To be a leader among states in public
policies and private/public sector actions that encourage and
achieve sustained economic growth and enhance the general welfare of
For Our Public Education System: A world class education
system that provides every person the opportunities to acquire the
knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workforce and in his
or her community.
The Roundtable provides a unified leadership voice for commerce
and industry in Illinois. We focus on long-term, comprehensive
issues where the unique perspective of our membership and the
collective economic power and influence they represent can make an
important contribution in resolving those issues.
One vision, one voice, and the direct involvement and
participation of our members in the issues we address and the
coalitions we build.