Main Office
69 W. Washington
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number
(312) 603-1000
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The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development (BED) works to foster economic development and job growth, promote regional collaboration, workforce, and community development through the strategic leveraging of resources and efficient professional management. 

Mandates and Key Activities   


BED has three departments within its umbrella: 

Disaster Recovery

DPD was awarded Federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding related to severe flooding that occurred in the Spring of 2013 in suburban Cook County. For more information, and to download our application for the CDBG-DR Design/Engineering Grant Program, please go to the Disaster Recovery and Resilience site.

Strategic Plans and Regional Growth Initiatives

Learn more about our Strategic Plans and Regional Growth Initiatives -  a vital part of our work.

Public Notices

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For more information regarding BED, please visit our blog

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