Economic development in chicago
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Economic Development

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The Department of Planning and Development's economic development initiatives include a wide spectrum of financial assistance programs, business development efforts, and related quality-of-life endeavors for local neighborhoods.

DPD also provides funding to delegate agencies whose objectives include small business development, site development or area-wide marketing, maintenance and management within a specified commercial business district.

Small Business Improvement Program (SBIF)
Special Service Area (SSA) Program
Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI)
Neighborhood Business Development Centers*

*Managed by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Most Recent News (Economic Development)

Jul 20, 2016 Property Tax Incentives Proposed for Commercial Redevelopment Projects
Jul 20, 2016 Land Sale Would Support Development of Health Center in South Chicago
Jul 20, 2016 Property Tax Incentives Proposed for Three Industrial Redevelopment Projects
Jul 18, 2016 Chicago Mayor Emanuel And Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Launch Industrial Growth Zones Program
Jun 22, 2016 Austin-Area Manufacturer to Expand Through Tax Incentive

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Supporting Information

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Community Development Entities

Community Development Commission

Chicago Development Fund

Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund

Department Main Office

Planning and Development

Related Links

Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus Initiative

Industrial Corridor Initiative