Economic development in chicago
What We Do

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)

Feb 28, 2017 Fleet Management HQ to Relocate 200 Jobs to Englewood
Feb 22, 2017 Proposals Would Renew, Expand Small Business Improvement Fund in Four TIF Districts
Feb 22, 2017 Property Tax Incentives Would Support Pair of Industrial Improvement Projects
Jan 25, 2017 Property Tax Incentive Proposed for Expansion of Electromechanical Company
Jan 25, 2017 Land Sale Will Support New Industrial, Retail Development in North Lawndale

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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