Economic development in chicago


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Cabrini-Green Parcels - Request for Proposals

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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)

Jan 13, 2016 Property Tax Incentives Will Support Two South Side Food Distributors
Jan 13, 2016 Land Sale Would Support New University of Chicago Charter School in Woodlawn
Jan 13, 2016 Land Sale Would Support North Lawndale Child Development Center
Jan 13, 2016 Small Business Improvement Funding Proposed for West, Northwest Side Properties
Jan 6, 2016 CHA, City of Chicago Seek Proposals For Redevelopment of Former Cabrini-Green Sites

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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

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