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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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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…
Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As you reflect today, during a day of service, celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remember there is hope in continuing his works, I have a dream...
2018 Discounted Rate for 13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival!
Happy New Year Vendors! GAGDC and SSA #32 appreciates your participation as a vendor in our ?festival last year and ?we ? want to lock you in again this year! Get the discounted rate until 01/31!
LISC’s Quality-of-Life Planning Bettering Neighborhoods throughout Chicago
In its third decade, LISC’s Quality-of-Life Planning (QLP) is bringing equitable change to neighborhoods throughout Chicago.
January 2018 Business Education Workshops
The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner…
The Joy of Giving the New Home Welcome Gift to One Lucky Winner
8633 S Parnell Ave is a beautiful, completely refurbished 1,900 sq. ft. home located in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. It's all the home of new neighbors, the Lee'sm thanks to the Cook County Land…
Healthcare Coverage Deadline for Small Business Owners - December 15th
Small business owners and self-employed workers are nearly three times more likely to purchase marketplace coverage. Unlike the last four years, the new deadline is December 15, 2017 1
Businesses Apply Now For Mayor Emanuel's Neighborhood Opportunity Fund! Applications will close on Friday, December 22nd
The second application round of Mayor Emanuel's Neighborhood Opportunity Fund will close on Friday, December 22nd at 5 PM , CST. Please ensure you have submitted your completed application before…
Green Means Go (Toward a Cleaner Community)
Learn more about the Team that's cleaning our streets and improving our neighborhood.
Monthly News from Auburn Greshamn's Tax Site Parnter
This is a reminder of the NOF Information Session that will be held at Olive-Harvey College tomorrow , Friday, October 20th . Please read full story to see the details.
Mayor Emanuel’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Opens For Applications This Fall!
The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is a new grant to help strengthen our commercial corridors on Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides. The NOF grant cycle is will open in the fall.
Ride a Trolley, Sip a Cocktail, Change a Neighborhood
In a double decker bus on a gorgeous day, the only place to ride is in the top.
The Changing Face of Auburn Gresham: How Façade Enhancements Energize Neighborhoods.
Artful changes inspire local hope and pride.
Constructing Communities: The SARFS Program at the GAGDC
What's good for our seniors is good for all of us.
Charting the Course for a New Way to Employ Youth
A Special Report on an Imporant Partner Program.
Healthy Lifestyle Building Hub Coming To South Side
The Build on 79th Street Jazz & Champagne Reception was an opportunity to purchase a commemorative engraved plated brick that will be permanently affixed to the atrium of the Auburn Gresham…
MAPSCorps 2017 Cohort Preparing to Capture #DATA4GOOD
MAPCorps 2017, youth data scientists begin their first day of work for the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation! Here's looking to a great summer of capturing data for health of the…
The Law Project Changes Its Name!
For more than 30 years, The Law Project was known - first as the Community Economic Development Law Project, and then as The Law Project. Today, they are excited to announce that our new name is the…
12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival SAVE THE DATE!
SAVE THE DATE for the 12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, coming to you this year for two days, September 9th and September 10th!
The Racial Wealth Gap | Chicago
Black Lives Matter focuses on social justice disparities, but economic disparities can be just as destructive, says a Washington D.C. think tank that is working with JPMorgan Chase & Co.,…
TOWH HALL: Empowering Youth To Speak Up and Speak Out
Calling all TEEN groups and organizations supporting TEENS Come and have your VOICES HEARD and discuss issues that are important to YOU. The TOWH HALL: Empowering Youth To Speak Up and Speak Out! May…
Heartland Alliance's Social Impact Center 2017 Poverty Report
On April 18, 2017 the Collaborative hosted a webinar aimed at expanding understanding of the far-reaching impact of ACEs. Take a moment to read this important social impact center report.
Project Money | Change Your Money Change Your Life
Project Money program is kicking off to help you get smart about your money! With a theme "Change Your Money Change Your Life," by working with a financial coach, receiving high quality financial…
"Build on 79th Street" A Jazz and Champagne-Infused Fundraising Reception A Huge Success!
Please join the board of directors and staff of the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation in thanking our sponsors and donors for attending the fundraising jazz and champagne-infused…
A big week in Economic Development Funding for Chicago's neighborhoods!
Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched two new programs that will make significant funding available to support new and existing businesses on Chicago's South, Southwest, and West Sides. Both the…

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