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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.

Silver Room Block Party Economic Impact Report Released

11.26.2019 – Downtown Hyde Park Chicago (SSA #61) Released the Silver Room Block Party Economic Impact Report  South East Chicago…

Shop Local, Shop Small To Win Grand Prize Drawing

The South East Chicago Commission invites you to shop local and shop small from Small Business Saturday November 30, 2019…

Groupon Partners with South East Chicago Commission to Drive More Traffic

10.30.2019 Groupon News CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Groupon (www.groupon.com) (NASDAQ: GRPN), which has pumped more than $20 billion into local communities, today announced 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.

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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