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The SBAC is thrilled to announce an innovative and important program that will support small businesses and revitalize disinvested Chicago communities. Partnering with Allies for Community Business (A4CB), and with support from We Rise Together: For an Equitable & Just Recovery, we have launched a program that will connect the owners of vacant properties with entrepreneurs ready to transition into brick-and-mortar spaces. The program will also provide grants for eligible entrepreneurs aspiring to transition into storefronts or expand their current spaces.

The following neighborhoods will be part of this program: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Back of the Yards, Englewood, Gage Park, North Lawndale, South Lawndale, South Shore, Washington Park, and West Lawn. We will work with local chambers and business organizations to reach eligible entrepreneurs and property owners.

Learn more about the program here!

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