Skip to main content

Economic Development

Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) is well known for its economic development initiatives designed to attract new and retain existing businesses.

QCDC is a Neighborhood Business Development Center as defined by the City of Chicago.

We provide assistance to businesses by connecting them to:

• City Incentive Programs like the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF), Tax Increment Financing (TIF), TIF Works and Streamlined TIF

• Financial Resources

• Networking Opportunities

• Area Wide Marketing Initiatives

• Technical Assistance for (trouble-shooting) city-related issues for small businesses

QCDC is a huge proponent of place making strategies that give public spaces an identity and improve the overall look and feel of commercial corridors, giving residents and stakeholders a greater connection to the community at large.

Projects include the transformation of a City owned vacant lot into what is now known as Park 43, a community-gathering place.

Also, the installation of youth designed murals, planters, and banners along Cottage Grove Avenue and 47th cultural identity.

QCDC is the Service Provider for two Special Service Areas (SSAs). Learn more about Chicago’s SSA Program, and click here to learn more about SSA#47 and SSA#56, both managed by QCDC.

43rd Street, 47th Street & Cottage Grove Avenue Businesses

43rd Street Tires 636 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL Family owned and operated since 1979, 43rd… Continue

Available Commercial Real Estate

Are you looking for commercial real estate space for lease or purchase? The Quad Communities… Continue

    Business Resources & Info

    Visit this page frequently for updates. We will provide information about opportunities that are… Continue

    Shop Til You Bronzeville!

      Operation Safe Zone

      The Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA) funded “Operation Safe Zone”, an… Continue

        Requests for Proposals

        If you are looking for ways to grow your business, responding for requests for proposals is a way… Continue


          Here are links to additional resources that you will need when starting or expanding your business.… Continue


            *ATTENTION: To all SSA Commission Chairs and Service Providers* Urgent - Changes to SSA… Continue

            Holiday Bazaar

            QCDC will host the Bronze Bazaar and Trolley Tour, an opportunity for you to get all your gifts in… Continue

              Anti-Violence Programs & Initiatives

              The Community Violence Prevention Collaborative is an administrative and programmatic initiative in… Continue

              Build with Us

              The Quad Communities are a great place to start or expand your business. Here is information on our… Continue

                Bronzeville Nights 2015

                More event information coming soon!

                  Legal Services for Small Business

                  Legal Services for Small Businesses Looking for free legal assistance for your small business?… Continue