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Revitalize Local Businesses and Neighborhoods

Thriving commercial corridors support local communities across Chicago and Cook County.  Prior to the pandemic, however, many corridors struggled.  As Chicago emerges from the pandemic and local communities confront a new economic landscape, a strong coalition of stakeholders is needed to advocate for policies and initiatives which will revitalize, empower and connect commercial corridors and neighborhoods.

  • Advocacy Initiatives:
    • Reduce Commercial Vacancies:  We are advocating for an ordinance that will reduce commercial vacancies in struggling Cook County commercial corridors.  One line and the ordinance
    • Encourage Local Investment: We are researching and formulating policies that will encourage local investment in local businesses and neighborhoods
    • Reduce Red Tape:  We are formulating policies to reduce red tape which impacts small businesses in struggling commercial corridors

Check out the full Neighborhood Revitalization Coalition (NRC) website here.

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Daily Herald Business Ledger Articles with SBAC President Elliot Richardson

By sara@sbacil.org | June 6, 2022

Check out all of SBAC President Elliot Richardson’s Daily Herald Business Ledger articles below 2022 2021 2020 2022 May 29, 2022 Rethinking economic development in Illinois May 1, 2022 Engaging politicians during election season April 3, 2022 Small businesses and formerly incarcerated individuals March 6, 2022 End of mask mandate brings optimism and challenges to…

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Hyde Park Farmers Market Opens Sunday!

By jake@sbacil.org | June 6, 2022

The Hyde Park Farmers Market will return to the parking lot behind the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E. 53rd St., this Sunday, June 5. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will return to the parking lot behind the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E. 53rd St., this Sunday, June 5.   The event is co-hosted…

Woodlawn Coffee Chat: A Community Conversation

By jake@sbacil.org | May 27, 2022

A Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce event: Join Woodlawn Chamber for the Woodlawn Coffee Chat on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:00p to have a virtual conversation with local community organizations and elected officials about how research tools can be used to identify policy-relevant concerns and strengthen community practices. Supported by The Chicago Community Trust, The Joyce…

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