South East Chicago Commission Continues Business Development in Southeast Lakefront Communities via Partnership with PNC Foundation
The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) is delighted to announce a continued partnership with the PNC Foundation for its Business District Program. The SECC is a City of Chicago Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC) and this funding will help provide technical assistance and build capacity of businesses within the SECC’s five-community footprint: Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park and Woodlawn. This funding will enable the SECC to cover administrative and program costs to expand work with local small businesses to promote economic development.
PNC Foundation’s investment will help us to facilitate and support economic development within the Southeast lakefront communities to foster collaboration and coordination among businesses, organizations and institutions to promote the creation of jobs, investment and economic vitality.Diane Burnham, Executive Director of the SECC
SECC’s Business District Program activities include:
- Conducting business consultations with small businesses looking to start up or grow, help refer businesses to financial counseling, business planning, access to training and resources, and applying for City licenses and permits;
- Facilitating skills development for small businesses such as marketing City programs, arranging for local experts to speak at workshops, and hosting networking events;
- Providing economic development support in business corridors (e.g., helping to fill storefront vacancies and marketing TIF programs and projects);
Read the entire press release: PNC Press Release Jan 2019.