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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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DAVIS AUDIO

By patti@sbacil.org | January 28, 2020

Davis Audio specializes in residential and commercial audio, video, and technology. This includes home automation, control systems, audio systems, video systems low voltage wiring, and more. At Davis Audio & Video, our philosophy is if you can’t figure out how to use your system, whether it’s your home theater, home automation, or lighting control, we…

DOUBLE GOOD

By olivia@sbacil.org | January 27, 2020

Located in Chicagoland and popping 15,000 pounds of handmade, ultra-premium popcorn every day, Double Good is a community of like-minded dreamers, doers, believers, and thinkers committed to helping kids do what they love. Double Good is an e-commerce company that produces and sells small-batch popcorn, popped fresh every day in a facility just outside the…

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,…

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