Cook County partners with local organizations to strengthen our region’s economic vitality by identifying and  meeting the needs of businesses and residents. We work with:

Small Business Partners

Provide free advising, education, and other services that enable businesses to grow and thrive.

Allies for Community Business 135 N Kedzie Ave Chicago 60612
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council 1823 W 47th Street, 2nd Floor Chicago 60609
Berwyn Development Corporation 3322 South Oak Park Avenue Berwyn 60402
Chamber 57 20650 S. Cicero Suite 1186 Matteson 60443
Chicago Community Trust 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200 Chicago 60601
Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation 365 W 14th Street Chicago Heights 60411
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC) 216 W. Jackson Blvd - Suite 600 Chicago 60606
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) 1000 East 111th Street, 10th Floor Chicago 60628
Chicago Urban League 4510 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago 60653
Cook County Black Chamber Corporation 875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3100 Chicago 60611
Cook County – Chicago Business Advising Program 33 W. Monroe, Ste 250 Chicago 60603
Economic Strategies Development Corporation 1843 S. Carpenter St. Chicago 60608
Far South CDC 837 W. 115th St. Chicago 60643
Greater Englewood CDC 815 W. 63rd St., 4th Floor Chicago 60621
Ignite Technology 2150 Canalport Chicago 60608
Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) 1805 South Ashland Avenue Chicago 60608
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212 Chicago 60654
Illinois Restaurant Association 33 W. Monroe, Ste 250 Chicago 60603
Indo-American Center 6328 N. California Ave Chicago 60659
Mujeres Latinas en Accion 2124 West 21st Place Chicago 60608
Next Level Northwest 2200 W Higgins Rd, Ste 200 Hoffman Estates 60169
Next Street 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2120 Chicago 60603
Northwest Side Community Development Corporation 5233 W. Diversey Ave. Chicago 60639
Puerto Rican Cultural Center 2556 W Division St, Chicago Chicago 60622
Rogers Park Business Alliance 1448 W. Morse Ave. Chicago 60626
Schaumburg Business Association 1501 East Woodfield Rd, Suite 115N Schaumburg 60172
Somercor 601 South LaSalle Street, Suite 510 Chicago 60605
Southland Development Authority** 1904 W. 174th Street East Hazel Crest 60429
Southwest Collective 4444 S. Pulaski Rd. Chicago 60632
Sunshine Enterprises 503 East 61st Street Chicago 60637
TREND 30 W. Monroe Chicago 60603
Women's Business Development Center 8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor Chicago 60603
YWCA 1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1150 Chicago 60602

Community Social Services Partners

Provide resources for people who need assistance finding shelter and affordable housing, staying in their homes and meeting essential needs.

Allies for Community Business 135 N Kedzie Ave Chicago 60612
BEDS Plus 9601 Ogden Avenue LaGrange 60525
CEDA 567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1200 Chicago 60661
Chicago Community Loan Fund 29 E Madison St, Suite 1700 Chicago 60602
Connections for the Homeless 2121 Dewey Avenue Evanston 60201
Family Independence Initiative 663 13th Street, Suite 200 Oakland, CA 0
Greater Chicago Food Depository 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place Chicago 60632
Housing Forward 1851 S. 9th Avenue Maywood 60153
Illinois Business Immigration Coalition 1805 S. Ashland Ave Chicago 60608
Illinois Restaurant Association 33 W. Monroe, Ste 250 Chicago 60603
Journeys 1140 E. Northwest Highway Palatine 60074
National Partnership for New Americans 1805 S. Ashland Ave Chicago 60608
Respond Now 1439 Emerald Avenue Chicago Heights 60411
Somercor 601 South LaSalle Street, Suite 510 Chicago 60605
South Suburban Housing Center 18220 Harwood Avenue, Suite 1 Homewood 60430
South Suburban PADS 414 W. Lincoln Highway Chicago Heights 60411
The Chicago Bar Foundation 321 S. Plymouth Court, Suite 3B Chicago 60604
The Housing Authority of Cook County 175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 350 Chicago 60604
The Housing Authority of Cook County 175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 350 Chicago 60604
Women's Business Development Center 8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor Chicago 60602

Workforce Partners

For job-seekers, provide training, placement, and rapid re-employment strategies. For employers, assist with recruiting and developing talent critical to success.

Business and Career Services 723 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights 60005
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership 69 W. Washington St, Ste 2860 Chicago 60602
Cornerstone Community Development Corporation 943 E. Lincoln Highway Ford Heights 60411
Employment & Employer Services 223 W Jackson Boulevard Suite 1005 Chicago 60606
Manufacturing Renaissance 3411 W. Diversey Ave, Suite 10 Chicago 60647
National Able Network 567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1150 Chicago 60661
Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA) 411 West Madison Street Maywood 60153
SERCO, Inc., (operator of Southwest Suburban Cook County AJC) 7222 W Cermak Rd Suite 301 North Riverside 60546