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Business, Housing, Economic Development

New businesses including then LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America), Walgreens and BJ's Bakery have added vitality to the Auburn Gresham business community, which includes a range of service, food and retail enterprises.

Additionally, there is a host of new and affordable housing development for senior citizens to young urban professionals.

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CHI Blockbuilder Applications to purchase city owned vacant lots is now Open!
CHI Blockbuilder Applications to purchase city owned vacant lots is now Open!
Chicago Neighborhood Business Summit
When Terry Bishop promotes your product and services...He PROMOTES YOU! Join him and celebrate over 20 years of connection, at the upcoming Chicago Neighborhood Business Summit, in May 2024!
A Decades-Old Vacant Lot Is Now a Vital Neighborhood Health Hub
Local developer brings much needed health hub to Southwest Chicago. GAGDC has invested countless hours and dollars into stimulating a thriving local economy that prioritizes community ownership and…
Chicago Neighborhood Business Summit
When Terry Bishop promotes your product and services...He PROMOTES YOU! Join him and celebrate over 20 years of connection, at the upcoming Chicago Neighborhood Business Summit, in May 2024!
Celebrating AGHLH 2023 Preservation Award with Other Winners
Celebrating our 2023 Preservation with other Award Winners
Statement of Use for the GREATER AUBURN-GRESHAM 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Design, RENFEST Logo!
Statement of Use for the GREATER AUBURN-GRESHAM 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Design, App. No. 90/062,781
Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars
Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars held MONTHLY and more updates...
THANK YOU for attending the 2023 Virtual Small Business Forum!
Thank you for attending the 2023 Virtual Small Business Forum!
Virtual Small Business Forum August 8th! (REMINDER)
Join us, August 8th at 10am , for the annual Virtual Small Business Forum presented by the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC), in partnership with the 006th District Business…
GAGDC Hosts KPMG for Corporate Volunteer Day
Corporate partners bring huge volunteers to Auburn Gresham'in Saugus!
INVEST South/West Part of GAGDC's Economic Development "Year of Collaboration"
GAGDC ecomonic development and SSA teams meets with the GMA construction team.
Celebrate National Community Development Week (#CDWeek2023) April 10-14!
DCEO and our Office of Community Development are proud to celebrate National Community Development Week (#CDWeek2023) April 10-14!
Chicago Recovery Plan Funding Opportunities 2023
Click on the story to find out more on Chicago Recovery Plan Funding Opportunities...
Congratulations to our Auburn Gresham Shark Tank Business Plan Winners!
Congratulations to our Auburn Gresham Small Business Plan Shark Tank 2023 winners!
One Summer Chicago Applications Still Open for 2023!
One summer job applications are now open. Please share with young people and young adults!
BACP Free Small Business Training November and December Schedule!
BACP offers free business education webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free…
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from GAGDC!
Mayor Lightfoot's 3-Year INVEST South/West Anniversary!
We are proud of all that we have accomplished, together, over the past 3 years, with Invest South/West. Check out the celebration video.
Congratulations to Our CEO, A 2022 Crain's Chicago Notable Black Leader and Executive!
Congratulations to Our CEO, A 2022 Crain's Chicago Notable Black Leaders and Executives!
We're Hiring More Community Program Managers!
We'hiring, check out the details and reach out if there is interest!
16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10, 2022  10AM - 8PM
Join Us for the 16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL ♦ SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 10AM - 8PM!
INVEST South/West Auburn Gresham Artist-in-Residence Closing Out the Summer with a Bang!
Colors of Community, Dorian Sylvain's capstone project as Artist-in-Residence for Auburn Gresham with the city's INVEST South/West initiative, unveiling and dedication, Saturday, August 13th.
ComEd Extends Deadline for Nonprofits to Apply for $1.8 Million in Grants to Support Climate-Friendly Programs
ComEd Extends Deadline for Nonprofits to Apply for $1.8 Million in Grants to Support Climate-Friendly Programs
Illinois’ sales tax holiday on back-to-school gear starts Friday
Shoppers in Illinois looking to stock up on school supplies, clothing and other back-to-school gear can look forward to saving a bit on sales tax starting Friday, August 5 - August 14, 2022.
Rapid Info / Resource Call-in Line | Every Wednesday and Friday at 6PM | Call 551-241-6209
Please update your records, the new Rapid Info Response Line phone nmber is 551-241-6209. Dial in for community updates every Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. All are welcome to listen in!

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Mission

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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