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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.
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!

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 Street in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

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 plan to bring living wage jobs to a building anchored by a state of art health facility, to make it so....

February 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 business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located in Room 805 and Room 1103 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL  60602. 

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 Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and the Retail Thrive Zones programs offer grant funding up to $250,000 to commercial real estate projects on select neighborhood commercial corridors. To learn more about these programs and their application processes, please visit the program websites.

Quality of Life Plan Celebration of How Your Voice Matters Auburn Gresham!

Auburn Gresham community, came out and celebrated all our hard work contributing to Your Voice Matters Quality of Life Plan planning process. This was the first celebration of our collective works, held October 29, 2016, at the Salaam Restaurant & Bakery, 700 West 79th Street, from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Is Your Roof Or Porch In Bad Shape? Apply For A City Grant To Fix It

Small apartment buildings with roofs and porches in bad shape can apply for a city grant to cover the cost of repairs. Residents can apply online or by calling 311.

April 2016 Small Business Workshop Calendar

City of Chicago April 2016 Business Workshop Calendar. Download and share with local businesses and entrepreneurs.

Woodson Regional Library Project Is Looking for Contractors and Laborers by April 14th Bid Deadline!

CALLING ALL LOCAL CONTRACTOR & LABORER JOBS! Are you interested in working on the Woodson Regional Library Construction Project? Do Need Assistance navigating the bid process? Do you have Questions about what types of positions will be available?  Alderman Howard B. Brookins, Jr. in partnership with Chatham Business Association, Endeleo Institute of Trinity United Church, The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) and The Far South Community Development Corporation will be hosting a series of hiring events designed to help individuals who are looking to work on the Wooden Regional Library Project. For the next four (4) weeks Mar 17, 2016 – April 11, 2016 designated sites will be accepting applications:

Community Building New Beginnings for Veterans

On this rainy Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, as we honor veterans locally and across the nation, we also look forward to the completion of New Pisgah Church's construction project in Auburn Gresham. Tthe "Veterans New Beginnings Residence," is a nearly completed affordable housing building for veterans, located at 8140 S. Racine.

Community Plan To "Reoccupy Buildings In 2015!"

On a brisk and snowy Halloween Day, representatives from the city of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) convened community-based organizations from the thirteen (13) participating communities for a Micro-Market Recovery Program (MMRP) community partner workshop.

79th Street Renaissance Festival *Donate Online Campaign*

While some summer festivals around the city are for-profit, many are the largest fundraisers of the year for nonprofit organization's like the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation! Still accepting all sponsorship levels, call 773.483.3696 or join our online campaign. $5 donation recommended. See you on Sept. 6th at the 9th Annual RenFest, 7901 S. Racine to Loomis.

GADC's Vision Newsletter - Fall 2011

GADC's Vision Newsletter - Fall 2011

GADC's Vision Newsletter - Summer 2011 (Special Edition)

Summer 2011 (Special Edition)

Chicago Political Heavyweights Hold Historic Town Hall Meetings Using Social Media

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This age-old, rhetorical question took a similar position between Twitter and Facebook and President Barack Obama and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

City Contracts Flourish in Auburn Gresham

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) for several years has supported the City of Chicago in their efforts to keep Chicago an attractive and viable city for its residents and business owners. As such, GADC has entered into several contract arrangements with the City to provide services.

Auburn Gresham is a SMART Community

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) launched its Smart Communities Initiative with a digital and red carpet theme. With nearly 400 attendees, people of all economic and social make-up learned about Auburn Gresham’s digital platform and the resources made available to further develop them in Auburn Gresham. 

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