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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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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!
Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars
Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars through March 19th and many more updates...
Auburn Gresham Evaluation Committee - Video Recap
Evergreen/Imagine development team DPD hosted an Evaluation Committee last week on July 22, 2021. Click the link in story to see the meeting video recap.
Auburn Gresham Healthy Hub Awarded Support from Chicago Bears!
Chicago Bears award the Healthy Hub $611,000!
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!
Mental Heath Fair Draws Resources and to Address all Dimenisions Health
Be Kind to Your Mind was GAGDC's first health fair, touchingn all dimenions of health, yet focusing solely on mental health.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) The deadline for Chicago's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application has been extended to June 15th
Please see important updates below on opportunities that may be of interest to your communities
JUNE 8th, INVEST South/West Initiative Starts Series of Community Engagement Meetings!
INVEST South/West Initiative, invites you to our series of community engagements starting on June 8, 2021, with two more planned meetings to follow!
Draft Day Dream, "My Chicago Bears!"
Carlos Nelson will forever be associated with QB Justin Fields. Here’s how the Auburn Gresham community leader got to the NFL stage weeks after losing his father, an avid Chicago Bears fan.
BACP Business Workshops June 2021 (Free)
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS! To register visit…
Happy Two Year Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!
Happy Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!
So, who is Carlos Nelson?
So, who is Carlos Nelson?
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!"
Man known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick
chicagobears.com Carlos Nelson, GAGDC's CEO known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick
The child care industry collapsed during COVID-19, so Biden’s giving it $39B from the stimulus | Illinois Child Care Restoration Grants 2021
Illinois has been awarded $331 million in financial aid to support child care through the latest federal relief package passed by the US Congress.
PPP opened to all lenders extended through May 31...
PPP opened to all lenders extended to May 31st!
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
U of I Board of Trustees approves Mile Square lease
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a lease on Thursday for a new Mile Square health clinic in Auburn Gresham, in the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB.
INVEST South/West Auburn Gresham RFP Sole Pitch: Evergreen Imagine
Auburn Gresham Invest SouthWest pitch by sole developer?
Register Now for the Upcoming Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) Webinars
he Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity joined the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) in opening the $25 million Rebuild Distressed…
"teamwork, makes the dream work"
Huge final steps -- Finance Committee, votes Yes, for AG Healthy Lifestyle Building resources.
With the Competition for the Chicago Prize Behind Them, South and West Side Community Organizations Keep Doing the Work
Solutions are not easy, but these projects are at the forefront of the conversation from organizers continuing to do the daily work of building coalitions to shore up power.
Stimulating Economic Growth in Vital Communities
Organizations in Chicago’s Vital Communities spur development to increase the power of residents as they advance socially beneficial projects.

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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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