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Economic Development

Business Resources

WHPDC’s commercial work began with the renovation of the Chicago Kedzie Shopping Center which created opportunities for residents to purchase goods and services in the community, and over 70 new jobs. 

Working with the City of Chicago, CDOT, IDOT, and Alderman Walter Burnett’s office, WHPDC, was able to expedite the complete renovation of the Chicago Avenue streetscape.

As the lead in the Smart Communities technology program, WHPDC, provided customized technology action plans to 30 businesses and was instrumental in the development of the Humboldt Park Portal - a community driven website serving Greater Humboldt Park. 

Situated between two of Chicago’s most lovely parks – Garfield Park and Humboldt Park - West Humboldt Park businesses are just 15 minutes from The Loop easily assessable via the CTA Green Line or the CTA#66 bus. Parking is abundant. 


Commercial Resources

WHPDC’s commercial work consists of two primary programs: Commercial Supportive Services and… Continue

Small Business Improvement Fund

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) program uses local Tax Increment Financing (TIF)… Continue

Business Workshops & Technical Assistance

Our workshops focus on topics relevant to operating a business in today’s challenging… Continue

City of Chicago Business Resources

Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection The Department of Business Affairs &… Continue

    Commercial Property Listings

    Opportunity. A great place to locate your business. "Unmet demand for retail goods is prevalent in… Continue

      Recent Commercial Studies

      Micro Market Commercial Study (2012): In January 2012 the West Humboldt Park Development Council… Continue