About Us

Mission of the Bureau of Economic Development:
The mission of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development is to foster
economic development, workforce development, and community development
within Cook County through the strategic leveraging of resources and efficient professional management.

Mandates and Key Activities
• Business growth, attraction, and retention
• Job creation and supporting sustainable employment
• Regional planning  and coordination focused on the integration of economic, physical, and social
infrastructure
• Sustainable community investment connecting housing, employment
development and transportation
• Affordable housing
• Enforcement of Building and Zoning regulations

Meet our Bureau Chief:

Michael Jasso, Bureau of Economic Development

Michael Jasso, Bureau of Economic Development

Michael Jasso,  Interim Bureau Chief, Bureau of Economic Development

Press Release

Senior Staff:
TBD, Director,  Planning and Development
Timothy P. Bleuher, Commissioner, Building and Zoning
Andrew Przybylo, Secretary, Zoning Board of Appeals

Find out more:

We work closely with:

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Cook County Land Bank Authority
Housing Authority of Cook County

E-mail us at: Info.Edev@cookcountyil.gov