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Thriving commercial corridors play a crucial role in nurturing and sustaining local communities throughout Chicago and Cook County. In recent years, several of these corridors faced challenges, but as we move forward into a new economic era, it is vital to bring together a strong coalition of stakeholders. Their collective efforts will champion policies and initiatives aimed at revitalizing, empowering, and fostering stronger bonds within our commercial corridors and neighborhoods.

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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: New North Austin Community Center Moves Forward

By jake@sbacil.org | December 21, 2021

“We saw kids were hopeless. We believe we will give kids the opportunity to find some hope…” The Chicago City Council has agreed to sell public land for one dollar and has provided approval for the development of the North Austin Community Center.   The $31 million project is being developed as a partnership between…

Chicago businesses are feeling the effects of supply-chain slowdowns

By patti@sbacil.org | November 24, 2021

“Small businesses are just having a tremendously difficult time getting the supplies that they need to run their business, and, of course, this is even more concerning with the holiday season approaching,” said Elliot Richardson, president of the Small Business Advocacy Council in Chicago. He said the supply-chain problems are impacting all kinds of retailers.…

REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS : South Shore

By jake@sbacil.org | November 18, 2021

REVITLIZATION IN THE NEWS Residents in the South Shore are taking revitalization into their own hands, revitalizing vacant spaces in their community.   Crain’s residential real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin talks with host Amy Guth about news from the local housing market, including neighbors taking a redevelopment project into their own hands and more.  …

Take the Community Survey!!

By jake@sbacil.org | October 27, 2021

Click Here to take the Community Survey! 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…

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