Business and Real Estate Development Solutions
We connect businesses and property owners with resources to assist with business expansion and to promote site development. We promote sustainable development and energy cost savings programs, including recycling, energy efficiency and local sourcing and purchasing. We identify development incentives, such as the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF), Tax Increment Financing (TIF), and Enterprise Zone, that your business qualifies for and help you with the application process.
Industrial Infrastructure Planning
Our Infrastructure Task Force improves the functionality, marketability and attractiveness of the North River and Addison Industrial Corridors for businesses. It meets quarterly with key public agencies and elected officials responsible for area infrastructure and transit planning, and advocates for key public investment that benefits industry, businesses, workers, customers and residents. The Task Force prioritizes business needs and facilitates improvements so businesses can work more effectively, supporting industry and jobs in the area.
Connecting Businesses with Private Resources and Government Services
We advocate for business needs, ensuring that the voices of company owners are heard when decisions are being made on issues that impact business, zoning, infrastructure, security, regulation and more. We interface with government and troubleshoot issues with the City on permits, zoning and alley and street vacations. Through our forums, we promote lean manufacturing by linking businesses with consultants and providers to enhance your competitive edge.