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Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI)

Chicago's LIRI program offers funding to not-for-profit organizations that provide economic development services to companies located in and around designated industrial corridors. LIRIs work toward job retention and creation, they find solutions for individual business needs, and they make linkages between businesses, their communities and City services.

Contact: 312-744-1867

LIRI councils provide varied services and include:

Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC)
1751 W. 47th St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: 773-523-4416
www.bync.org

Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC)
1000 E. 111th St., 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 773-928-6000
www.calumetareaindustrial.com

Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC)
1843 S. Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312-733-2287
www.eighteenthstreet.org

Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation (GNCDC)
4506 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago IL 60639
Phone: 773-637-2416
www.gncdc.org

Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC)
2601 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: 773-362-3373
www.greatersouthwest.org

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC)
320 N. Damen Ave, Suite D-100
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-421-3941
www.industrialcouncil.com

Lawndale Business Renaissance Association (LBRA)
906 S. Homan Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: 312-925-3186
www.lawndalebusiness.org

North Branch Works (NBW)
1866 N. Marcey St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773-929-5552
www.northbranchworks.org

Peterson Pulaski Business & Industry Council (PPBIC)
5724 N. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60646
Phone: 773-866-2900
www.ppbic.org

Ravenswood Community Council (RCC)
1770 W. Berteau, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-975-2088
www.ravenswoodchicago.org