Bureau of Economic Development

The Bureau of Economic Development's mission is to lead and promote equitable economic growth and community development.


COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Residents

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Our Bureau is strengthening residents and small businesses affected by COVID-19 through rapid financial relief and essential support with the Cook County Community Recovery Initiative. Learn more about how we can help you stay in your home, find a job or keep your business open.

Learn more about COVID-19 response and latest resources.

Subscribe to our COVID-19 newsletter and be the first to hear about how to apply for support and learn about critical program updates.

Ongoing Programs & Resources

The Bureau offers a wide range of programs to drive sustained economic growth and promote vibrant community development.

Programs For Businesses:

COVID-19 Resources Manufacturer Resources
Webinars No Cash Bid Program
Environmental Remediation Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)
Small Business Assistance Connecting Cook County
Cook County Procurement Job Training and Placement
Doing Business with Cook County        Regional and Strategic Plans
Business Loans, Tax Incentives    Illinois Enterprise Zones


Programs For Communities:

COVID-19 Resources Community Infrastructure
Affordable Housing Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Online Permits Zoning Appeals
Job Training and Placement                Resiliency Planning and Sustainability
Connecting Cook County Census 2020
Cook County Assessor Maps and Data
Cook County & City of Chicago Home Advantage Program  


Partner Organizations

We partner with organizations across Cook County who provide services, resources, and tools to help businesses grow and to support residents.

Small Business Partners | Community Partners | Workforce Partners


Need help?

Contact us at: Info.Edev@cookcountyil.gov or 312-603-1077

Sign up for email updates by submitting a request to Info.Edev@cookcountyil.gov


Public Notices

Click here to view our public notices.

Email: Info.Edev@cookcountyil.gov and request to be added to our e-newsletter list.       


Agency Head

Xochitl Flores, Bureau Chief