Chris Kennedy on Corporations
Celebrate family businesses, not consolidation & conformity
Family businesses are under a lot of pressure these days. Consolidation has probably been the single most important economic trend of the last two decades. Half of the entire United States fast food industry is controlled by just six companies.
Consolidation is affecting financial institutions, and it is affecting retail, manufacturing, and large-scale corporate mergers and acquisitions as well. But the real estate and construction industries are the bulwark against these massive trends of
consolidation and conformity. You are the spearhead of individuality and one of the only things keeping our cities and our country from subsuming to the effects of robotic leadership and generic branding offered by big-box retailers or the
oppressive limitations in our choices, forced upon us by enormous corporate entities.
The challenges we face from consolidation make it even more imperative that we pause to celebrate the successes of family businesses that keep our city so unique."
Source: 2018 Gubernatorial campaign website, KennedyForIllinois.com
, Jan 31, 2017
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