Main Office
69 W Washington
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number
(312) 603-1000
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About our Bureau

The Cook County Office of Economic Development (OED) within the Bureau of Economic Development provides the overall strategic management of the departments of Planning and Development, Building and Zoning and Zoning Board of Appeals Appeals.In addition, the OED drives the County’s regional collaboration efforts with a strategic focus on sector sector-driven and place place-based strategies to further racial equity and inclusion and leverage additional public and private resources.

Xochitl Flores, Acting Bureau Chief


BED has three departments within its umbrella: