Neighborhood Business Development Centers
Chambers of commerce and business organizations have a strong neighborhood network and coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. They help implement the City’s Neighborhood Small Business Growth Strategy.  They can help businesses with:

  • Information about a particular neighborhood
  • Getting a new small business started
  • Troubleshooting City-related issues for small businesses
  • Connecting businesses to financial resources
  • Business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Employment and workforce development assistance
  • Consumer marketing assistance
  • Connecting your business to the local community

City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
121 N. La Salle Street
8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6060

Alderman Walter Burnett, 27th Ward
4 N. Western Ave
Unit 1 C
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 432-1995

World Business Chicago – Site Selector is a web application which allows users to search for and post available industrial, office, and retail properties. These properties may be layered on a map, with the ability to add various other infrastructure and amenities layers, such as industrial corridors and “L” and Metra lines. Incentive program layers such as TIF may also be overlaid with the tool. Individual listings provide detailed propety information, including square footage and rent or sale price. Site Selector is hosted by World Business Chicago (WBC) and is located at