The City of Chicago piloted three Capital Access Centers (now known as Small Business Opportunity Centers) within existing Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDCs) to facilitate lending to small businesses, especially in the underserved $50,000 to $250,000 range.
Centers match entrepreneurs to the appropriate tool in a full spectrum of business financing and assistance options.
Match local businesses with financial tools
Increase number of locations and range of assistance available
Opportunity to Engage
Partners can highlight and promote their financial products, support local businesses and contribute to a thriving local business ecosystem