Strategic Partners

Public Building Commission of Chicago

Chairman: Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Executive Director: Carina E. Sanchez

Structured to plan, design, construct, and manage facilities and infrastructure for the City of Chicago, Cook County and Sister Agencies.


City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)

Commissioner: Samantha Fields
Chief Small Business Officer:

BACP licenses, educates, regulates and empowers Chicago businesses to grow and succeed as well as, receives and processes consumer complaints.


Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDCs)

A network of economic development organizations providing management and technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs located throughout the city, funded by the City of Chicago BACP. To locate the NBDC nearest to your business visit: City of Chicago NBDC's or contact

Small Business Opportunity Centers (SBOCs)

A network of small business financiall consulting firms and institutions facilitating access to capital to small businesses located throughout the city, funded by the City of Chicago BACP. To locate the SBOC closest to your business visit: City of Chicago SBOC's or contact

Illinois Capital Development Board

Chairman: James Reilly
Executive Director: Jodi Golden

Oversees the design and construction of state-funded facilities.


Illinois Tollway Highway Authority

Chairman: Bob Schillerstrom
Executive Director: Greg Bedlov

Administrative agency of the State of Illinois that provides and promotes a safe and efficient system of highways.


U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Census Information Centers (CICs)

Director: John H. Thompson
Regional Director: Albert E. Fontenot Jr.

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce Census Information Center offers selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau to prospective and existing business owners to guide their research in selecting a site to expand or to open a new business.