(20 ILCS 3965/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 3954)
    Sec. 4. The board has the following responsibilities and powers:
    (a) to secure and encourage substantial private sector, community and citizen support in the analysis of economic development opportunities and development of specific recommendations for economic growth;
    (b) to assist the Department's research efforts to identify and analyze key businesses and industries to determine their potential for expansion, diversification and production of value-added goods;
    (c) to propose an appropriate State role in new product development, venture capital formation and research and development;
    (d) to evaluate the performance of existing State economic development efforts for consistency, effectiveness and coordination, as well as for their effect on job creation, and to evaluate the long-term benefits to the State of these efforts;
    (e) to propose, along with other State, local and private groups, new methods to increase public and private partnerships to foster economic development efforts;
    (f) assist the Department's efforts to develop a long-term economic development strategy based on consensus goals and principles, an in-depth analysis of market opportunities, private sector support and investment, and specific private and public economic development measures that have a substantial potential to increase employment;
    (g) assist the Department's efforts to study the key components of the State's business climate as they relate to the long-term development strategy including, but not limited to, education and training, energy, existing environmental conditions, research and development, capital, land, transportation, advanced communications, taxes and regulations with an analysis of their linkages to the State's economy;
    (h) to review the various economic development policy recommendations made by other agencies or organizations and recommend to the Governor and legislature those strategies, policies and programs it deems to be in the best interest of the State by January 1, 1991, and thereafter by January 1 of each year; and
    (i) to make specific recommendations for the establishment of public-private cooperative efforts in economic development and State-local cooperative efforts, including, but not limited to, the need for establishing formal working relationships, whether by contract or otherwise, for purposes of engaging in joint, cooperative economic development activities.
(Source: P.A. 86-1430.)