Bureau of Economic Development



The mission of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development is to foster economic development, promote regional collaboration, workforce and community development within Cook County through the strategic leveraging of resources and efficient professional management. The Bureau provides overall strategic management of all programs and ensures cooperation and collaboration among its Departments.

Bureau website and blog: www.cookcountyil.gov/economicdevelopment.  Please go to our website for our notices, documents, applications, blog, plans,  and additional information pertaining to our work.

Departments in our Bureau

The Bureau oversees and coordinates the activities of the following Departments:

Key Advisors

Major Initiatives

Download our Bureau Brochure

View Documents

View Public Notices


Go to Connect to Cook Website  – GIS and open data access to over 5,000 variables for demographic, consumer spending, business and traffic data from the ease of your pc or laptop, geared specifically to Cook County.   The data can be analyzed in a geographic context that allows users to choose samples as granular as block groups, census tracts or ZIP Codes. Menus allow the information and datasets to be customized and displayed in a variety of ways.

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