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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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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…
Riverwalk Community Marketplace Opens this Summer
Following a 2FM public solicitation to identify marketplace vendors that encouraged minority and women-owned vendors to apply, the new Community Marketplace will open in June and will feature nine…
Metra gets state funding for two new stations, Auburn Park is back on Track
The new Metra stations that will be built at Auburn Park near 79th Street, is back on track!
Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Closes 2019 With Record Returns!
Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site is open through Tax Day, April 15th. This year Ladder Up has joined forces with Center for Economic Progress and it's been a great tax season, offering the same great…
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.
GAGDC Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) training gives tips for completing the application
The deadline to submit the City of Chicago Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, for this current round is March 5th! Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's Special Service Area team held training…
The Small Business Center on the Road Expos are back for 2019!
The FREE expos bring business resources to the community for new and existing entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business in the City of Chicago.
The 3rd Application Round of the NOF Program Deadline is March 5th!
We are pleased to inform you that Mayor Emanuel has opened the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund program for a third round of applications today for projects seeking grants up to $250,000.
Update New Chicago Ordinance Aimed at Encouraging, Regulating Pop-Ups
Starting a small business can be a daunting undertaking. Developing a strong business plan, securing funding and offering a product or service that people will want are hurdles that often stop a…
2019 Building: Community Assets, Health and Prosperity
Happy New Year to our clients, partners, residents and sponsors. Looking forward to a new year to continue to collectively impact building relationships and community assets.
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…
Chicago Shops Campaign Wants You to Spend Big, Shop Small by Supporting Neighborhood Businesses: #ChiBizShops
Shop Smart, Know Return Policies, and Beware of Scammers this Holiday!
You have nothing to lose and can gain a Lot for only $1
The City of Chicago $1 Large Lot program is still open until July 21, 2018!
The Grid: Exploring the Auburn Gresham neighborhood
Welcome to “The Grid,” our in-depth look at Chicago’s neighborhoods. Today’s stop is Auburn Gresham!
The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation Honored by Cook County Board For Community Service
GAGDC honored by Toni Preckwinkle and the County Board, on November 13, 2018, for their comminitment, support and outstanding services to the Greater Auburn Gresham Communties.
Thank You To Our Benefit Dinner Sponsors
The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation is appreciative of all of the sponsors for our 2018 Benefit Dinner & Award Ceremony!
City of Chicago SBIF Districts in Auburn Gresham OPEN for New Applications!
The following Auburn Gresham SBIF Districts, 79th Street Coorridor and 79thare open for new applications this month for an open application period during October.
Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property
Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property unveils Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation’s (GAGDC) newly rehabbed property located at 7227 S. Vincennes…
Dan's Soul Food Bakery and Eatery a SBIF Highlight in the Southwest Corridor Collaborative
Dan's Bakery and Eatery in 79th/Southwest Highway SBIF, is a Souttwest Corridor Collaborative local business update at its best.
GAGDC TO HOST FIRST BENEFIT DINNER IN THE FALL
SAVE THE DATE! GAGDC WILL HOST IT'S 1ST BENEFIT DINNER, OCTOBER 25, 2018, SPONSORHIPS AND TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.
Auburn Gresham Building Gets New Life to Promote Health!
Can one iconic building along a key commerical cooridor lead the way to improve the health of a neighborhood? Community leaders and organizations in Auburn Gresham are progressing on a transformative…
Urban Farming Program Marks 10,000 Customers Served
An urban farming program that started barely two years ago with 7 acres of land near a former steel mill and a converted mobile library celebrated a milestone Wednesday, having served 10,000…
AUBURN GRESHAM GOLD SCHOOLS: A COMMUNITY DRIVEN EDUCATION INITIATIVE
The initiative, dubbed Auburn Gresham GOLD is an improvement plan which targets Kindergarten through 3rd grade academics while also providing social support for the parents and families of students
Women’s Business Development Center hosts Rise Up: From Educator to Entrepreneur
Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo Honors Outstanding Child Care Providers and Activists, Provides Chicagoland Business Leaders with Tools to Move Their Business Forward
Auburn Gresham "Sounds The Alarm" With the American Red Cross Data, Reflects a Huge Success and Counting...
...everyone involved was invested in a project and felt from the botton of their hearts they made an impact on the community.

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