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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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R.I.S.E. Act – A Word from RISE Fest Performers

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

COVID19 has had a devastating impact on many gig workers and independent contractors. During our SBAC Rise Fest, we had a chance to speak candidly with our local performers on how they’ve been affected by the pandemic. They explain the loss in their community, in their work, and how their jobs have shifted. Their stories…

Recommendation for Legislation on Minority Contracting

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

Illinois has failed to ensure that Black owned businesses procure their fair share of government contracts and revenue from government projects. Loopholes must be closed and reforms be made now! Read the SBAC’s recommendations for legislation to reform the process. Read the Recommendations here

SBAC and Fifth Third Bank Present: Post Election Commentary by Jeff Korzenik

By steve@sbacil.org | November 9, 2020

A Post Election Commentary Presented by: Jeff Korzenik Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist,  Fifth Third Investment Management Group Discussion Points: Post-Election Policy and Market Implications Current State of the U.S. Economy: Differences and Similarities with Past Downturns The Impact of Monetary and Fiscal Intervention Health Risks and Unintended Consequences The Post Pandemic Economy: Disrupted Industries, Disrupted…

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