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Neigborhood Business Development Center (NBDC)

Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) is a Neighborhood Business Development Center as defined by the City of Chicago.(NBDC) as defined by the City of Chicago. Visit us at on the Auburn Gresham Community portal under Businesses to find learn more about the local services we are offering to the businesses in our NBDC service area.

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UPDATE: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open! Apply by Friday, Sept. 24
than $4 million in funding available for small businesses, non-profits and cultural institutions across Chicago’s West, Southwest and South sides. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept.…
Auburn Gresham Annual Business Forum Recap
GAGDC business team brings back the annual business forum, in a virtual format. It was well received by local, city and state business leaders!
Chicago Bears & Bears Care Invest $611,000 In Auburn Gresham
We are getting closer to the finish line, thanks to sizeable donation from "My Chicago Bears!"
The Chicago Bears are one team to have a special guest for the 2021 NFL Draft
Chicago Bears are having a special guest announce whoever the team picks and that is GAGDC's CEO Carlos Nelson!
llinois - Chicago - Greater Auburn Gresham Opportunity Zones 2020
The City consulted with aldermen to confirm that the identified tracts within communities with these three qualifying factors were also the tracts that had the most investment potential.…
Catalyzing Neighborhood Investment: Webinar
How to Direct Public & Private Investment to Black & Latinx Neighborhoods to Scale Held Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Catalyzing Neighborhood Investment: Webinar Registration
How to Direct Public & Private Investment to Black & Latinx Neighborhoods to Scale CATALYZING NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT, Tuesday, January 26, 2021
INVEST South/West Auburn Gresham RFP Sole Pitch: Evergreen Imagine
Auburn Gresham Invest SouthWest pitch by sole developer?
Meet Auburn Gresham - United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood Network
United Way Metro Chicago Highlights Auburn Gresham's Neigborhood Network work. That's what's up!
Restaurant collective targets Atlanta
Jamal Wilson , the developer behind The Hall on Franklin in Tampa, Florida, signed a lease for a 17,323-square-foot storefront in Atlanta, marking the first time the restaurant collective will open a…
GAGDC Hiring for AmeriCorps Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Data Analyst Position APPLY BY TODAY!
GAGDC is looking to hire an AmeriCorps member to support our data analysis work for the Auburn Gresham Neigbhorhood Network! Apply by September 4th. Good with technology? Like to work with real data,…
Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!
Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!
Together Now: Chicago’s Fund to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods
In collaboration with the City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust and One Chicago Fund have launched the Together Now fund to raise funds from certain Chicago’s philanthropies,…
Auburn Gresham COVID-19 VIRTUAL Town Hall Recap
The City's Racial Equity Rapid Response Team (RERRT) https://www.chicago.gov/…/press…/2020/april/RERRTUpdate.html - is partnering with local community organizations and is hosting…
COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for Auburn Gresham Residents 4/25!
The Office of Mayor Lori E Lightfoot and the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation invite you join a COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for residents living in or near Auburn Gresham.
Auburn Gresham COVID-19 Community VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
Join the Office of the Mayor, the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp and Neighborhood Network Partners this Saturday, 4/25th, at 10:30am for a VIRTUAL TOWN HALL on FACEBOOK or Call In…
2020 City of Chicago BACP Small Business Expos
The Small Business Expos are back for 2020, starting March 7th!
Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are now open!
Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are now open, January 20, 2020.
Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join the CEO of BMO Harris Bank Monday to announce a new initiative, INVEST South/West, to revitalize communities on Chicago's South and West Sides.
14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!
14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!
Auburn Gresham boosted by annual festival
he Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side is known for a lot of things and one of them is the annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival. Now in its 14th year, the free, outdoor festival will run…
MAYOR LIGHTFOOT, CITY OFFICIALS PROVIDE RESOURCES, TIPS TO BEAT EXTREME HEAT AND URGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, along with officials from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS), Chicago Department of Public…
2019 OMEE Notice of Funding Opportunity For Small Businesses
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) sets forth the requirement of the 2019 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Minority-Owned Business Capital and Infrastructure Program. The…
Navy Pier Summer Pop-up Informational Sessions
Entrepreneurs and small businesses, come learn about opportunities to pop-up at Navy Peer this summer 2019! First session is March 6, 2019, at 10am, click to see more details.
79th Street Corridor and 79th Vincennes SBIF Districts are open for new applications
Applications for the 79th Street Corridor and 79th Vincennes SBIF Districts are open this month, January 2019. You can also find this information, the application form and other SBIF program details…

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To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

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