Neighborhood Development

Deploy Assets to Align with Regional Growth


  • Help small and diverse businesses leverage their unique economic assets
  • Encourage local procurement
  • Simplify and connect funding channels for small businesses
  • Engage community leaders to initiate economic development

Key Initiatives

Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE)

Fostering strategic relationships between anchor institutions (universities, government, business, etc.) and small businesses who can supply their needs, to build economic vitality across Chicago’s neighborhoods

Small Business Opportunity Centers

Connecting small businesses with funding

The Connect Chicago Challenge

Building the most dynamic digital city in America