Neighborhood Business Development Center

The South East Chicago Commission is a distinguished Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC), prepared to assist in the development of small businesses in Chicago, serve as liaison between local businesses and the City of Chicago, and provide neighborhood business development services. The SECC has a strong neighborhood network and can coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. We offer a wide variety of essential business services including:

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 City limits.
Extend your customer engagement and reduce your costs of customer acquisition by leveraging data and networks available in your local market.
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 Friday.
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 new business.
Create new opportunities with special event marketing and sponsorship to reach local residents, neighbors, and visitors.
Newly Licensed Business Outreach
Business Consultations
Events Tracked
Businesses Included in Events

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