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Welcome to the SBAC

We believe the success of small businesses is a critical component of local communities and the nation’s economy. The SBAC has spent the last decade alongside small business owners fighting for reasonable policies that foster a healthier small business environment - economically, socially, and culturally.

Our non-partisan approach continues to shape local, state, and federal small business legislation.

Advocacy Matters

The SBAC is laser focused on improving the small business environment through nonpartisan advocacy and grassroots engagement. View our full list of advocacy initiatives here.

NRC Gallery!

Explore our NRC website for an insightful video series featuring conversations with local advocates within our coalition, delving into the mission to revitalize, empower, and connect business districts.

Transforming Vacant Properties into Thriving Small Businesses

Reducing vacancies in neighborhood business districts is a collective effort that will support and revitalize local communities throughout Cook County. By taking advantage of these property tax reductions and promoting occupancy, we can transform vacant properties into thriving small businesses.

Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition

The SBAC and a coalition of engaged stakeholders have come together to revitalize, empower, and connect commercial corridors in the Chicagoland area. This coalition addresses the vacant property crisis in Cook County and encourages local investment in communities.

Thank you SBAC Partners

The Partners of the SBAC are instrumental in the effectiveness of our organization. View all current SBAC Partners here or click below to become one today!

SBAC Empower

SBAC Empower was founded in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit business and community education organization. SBAC Empower focuses on areas with fewer resources and funding and works alongside the SBAC to build these communities through mentorship, education, and advocacy initiatives. Some of the communities we have helped include Greater Englewood, North Lawndale, South Shore, Cook County Jail, Logan Square, Greater Roseland, Woodlawn, and more.

SBAC Business Directory

The SBAC boasts a robust Business Supporter, Promoter, and Partner database spanning a myriad of industries. Our incredible supporters are listed in our directory to be discovered by potential new clients and SBAC stakeholders.

SBAC Testimonials

"Nonpartisan", "real connections, great people and a mutual desire to help", "a bridge between everyone, "immediately impressed and drawn to their mission" ... hear from our business supporters on why they are involved with the SBAC!

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