Single-round Grant Program will award grants up to $5,000 to help small and medium-sized companies in the Chicago region

Metro Chicago Exports announced the launch of its 2016 grant program, presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co. The single-round Grant Program will award grants up to $5,000 to help small […]

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Scheduled for April 12 and April 26

If you live or work in the far south suburbs, we need your voice to help shape the County’s agenda in your area.

The Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Cook County Justice Advisory Council and Department of Homeland Security, want to learn […]

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On March 31, Michael Jasso, Bureau Chief, was a panelist at the midwest regional convening of  Learning from the City: The Midwest Regional Covening of UN Habitat III. The event was hosted by the University of Chicago. Partners included: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Habitat for Humanity […]

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Cycle Opens for 2016 

The applications and related materials for the 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) applications are posted below.

 

The CDBG and ESG applications are due Friday, April 22, 2016 at 4:00pm.

CDBG Capital Improvement / Economic Development / Demolition Application
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The Cook County Department of Facilities Management will participate in Earth Hour, March 19, 2016 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.   During this time, the Department of Facilities Management will shut down non-essential equipment and lighting.  All equipment and lighting will be powered down at 8:30 p.m. and restored just after 9:30 p.m.  Emergency lighting […]

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On February 2, 2016, Facilities Management, part of the Bureau of Asset Management, participated in Career Day at ACE Tech Charter High School, 5410 S. State Street. For this day, sophomores, juniors and seniors attended the fair, using it to test their professional skills with individuals and other career specialists.  Career Fair was […]

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Funds to be invested in affordable housing projects in Ford Heights, Hines, LaGrange, and Park Forest

Construction and/or rehabilitation is anticipated this year on four projects to develop affordable housing as a result of loans totaling $9 million from Cook County’s HOME Investment Partnership Program. The projects, whose loans were approved by the County Board […]

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On February 24, Susan Campbell, Director of Planning and Development, spoke at Commissioner Boykin’s (District 1) manufacturing breakfast which included ways to spur economic growth in Cook County and the region. Joining Susan at the breakfast were Daniel Betts and Irene Sherr of our staff.

Highlights of their remarks included: President Preckwinkle’s commitment to economic development and growing […]

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Contact: President’s Press Office, (312) 603-3323
press@cookcountyil.gov

Goal: To further economic growth in the region

The Chicago Regional Growth Initiatives (CRGI), an unprecedented collaboration among Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties and the City of Chicago to further regional economic growth, has been selected to develop a […]

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If you live or work in the far south suburbs, we need your voice to help shape the County’s agenda in your area.

The Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Cook County Justice Advisory Council and Department of Homeland Security, want to learn more about what south suburban community […]

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