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SOUTH EAST CHICAGO COMMISSION

Job Creation. Community Investment. Economic Vitality.

The SECC facilitates and supports economic development within the Southeast lakefront communities of Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park, and Woodlawn.

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JOB CREATION

Attracting new businesses and supporting business growth that propel job creation.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Facilitating the investment of critical resources for sustainability and growth.

ECONOMIC VITALITY

Strengthening civic economics to build vibrant local residential communities.

BACP Launches Chicago Shops Campaign

Chicago Shops Campaign Wants You to Spend Big, Shop Small by Supporting Neighborhood Businesses: #ChiBizShops Shop Smart, Know Return Policies,…

Small Business Saturday Grand Prize Drawing

The South East Chicago Commission invites you to shop small and shop local for Small Business Saturday on November 24,…

PNC Bank Hyde Park Celebrates Grand Opening

On Wednesday, September 19, the PNC Bank Hyde Park officially opened its doors at 5100 South Lake Park Ave. The…
SECC IN ACTION

Recent Projects

The South East Chicago Commission believes that every economic development should be on the forefront of our intentions to preserve and improve our quality of life.

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WHAT'S IMPORTANT NOW

Introducing our new Identity

The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) has redefined itself as an autonomous organization independent of the University of Chicago. In early 2018, the SECC began a branding renaissance period to develop a new logo that would convey its new identity to the public and all community stakeholders.

COMMUNITY

Improving our Outreach

With a clear focus on reaching our five communities, the South East Chicago Commission is a trusted source of valuable information, news and events in Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Woodlawn and Washington Park.

SOUTH EAST CHICAGO COMMISSION

Neighborhood Business Development Center

Access to a large spectrum of City of Chicago services for small businesses.
Learn more about required business licenses, special permits, property inspections, available commercial space or specific industries requirements to operate within…
Extend your customer engagement and reduce your costs of customer acquisition by leveraging data and networks available in your local…
Find services or products your business needs from local Chicago-area suppliers, including women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
Register for free business workshops and training programs conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner business organizations every Wednesday and…
Increase sales with more effective marketing strategies and participate in a wide spectrum events, expos and consumer engagement programs.
Secure access to capital and financial resources including loans, grants, tax credits and educational workshops to fuel an existing or…
Create new opportunities with special event marketing and sponsorship to reach local residents, neighbors, and visitors.
Neighborhood Business Development Center

District

We assist a wide range of small businesses located in our local districts.

Neighborhood Business Development Center

Resources

The City of Chicago has a wealth of resources that are available to your business.

Neighborhood Business Development Center

Consultations

Need assistance?  We can help you navigate the challenges and remove some of the obstacles.

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