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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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FIFTH THIRD BANK

By olivia@sbacil.org | January 26, 2020

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of Mar. 31, 2021, Fifth Third had $207 billion in assets and operated 1,098 full-service banking centers and 2,383 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio,…

FREEBORN & PETERS, LLP

By patti@sbacil.org | January 25, 2020

Founded in 1983, Freeborn is a leading midsize law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York;  Richmond, Virginia; Springfield, Illinois; and Tampa, Florida. Our deep bench of more than 90 experienced trial lawyers handle all areas of complex disputes and litigation, nationally and internationally.  

GREENE FORENSIC ACCOUNTING SOLUTIONS LLP

By olivia@sbacil.org | January 24, 2020

Greene LLP is a wide spectrum accounting firm with offices in Chicago and the Las Vegas areas, which allow us to provide our clients with nationwide services. Comprised of specialists in tax accounting, litigation support, damage analysis, financial examination, forensic accounting, computer forensics, health care and real estate, the firm is regularly engaged by major…

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