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)

Nov 18, 2015 Land Sale Will Support New Mixed-Use Development in Jefferson Park
Nov 18, 2015 Sales of Four City Parking Lots Approved for More than $12 Million
Nov 18, 2015 Property Tax Incentive Approved for Expansion of Exhibition Design Company
Nov 18, 2015 Land Sale Will Support Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Auburn Gresham
Nov 18, 2015 Property Tax Incentives Would Support Industrial, Commercial Redevelopment Projects

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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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