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)

Apr 28, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Innovative Development Projects Designed to Create Neighborhood Amenities and Save Taxpayer Dollars
Apr 19, 2017 Property Tax Incentives Would Support Rail Car Assembly Plant, Other Industrial Redevelopment Projects
Apr 19, 2017 Property Tax Incentives Will Support Redevelopment of Industrial Structures
Mar 29, 2017 Small Business Improvement Fund Renewed, Expanded in Four TIF Districts
Mar 29, 2017 Property Tax Incentives Will Support Three Industrial Improvement 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

Related Links

Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus Initiative

Industrial Corridor Initiative