Economic Development

This application window for Capital Improvement projects is currently closed.  Capital Improvement applications were due by 5:00pm on March… Read More
ADA Title II Transition Plan In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Cook County Department of Transporta… Read More
Roadmap to Recovery: Cook County's American Rescue Plan Below is an overview of the recently developed Roadmap to Recovery: Cook County’s A… Read More
Update on Grant Activities The Village of Bellwood has applied for a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for a site located at 4901 St. Charles Rd. T… Read More
Business OccupancyA building shall not be constructed or occupied, an existing building shall not be expanded or otherwise altered or occupi… Read More
Electronic Permits-Apply Online! The Department of Building and Zoning is launching a new service for the residents and businesses located… Read More
Online Payment Service The Department of Building and Zoning is now accepting payments for many of its services. Please make sure you have… Read More
Cook County Vacant Building Ordinance - Online If I own a vacant building in unincorporated Cook County, what do I need to do? Read More
  What is the Cook County Commercial Property Assessed Read More
Census by the NumbersCook County has launched an online dashboard, Census by the Numbers, in English and Spanish. Read More
Building improvement projects through guaranteed energy performance contracting The guaranteed energy performance contract allows Cook Coun… Read More
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Preckwinkle and all of Cook County Government have worked tirelessly to protect the healt… Read More
Cook County remains dedicated to supporting residents and small businesses during these challenging times. If you or your business has been… Read More
What is the COVID-19 Recovery: Food Security Program? Since the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecu Read More
What is the COVID-19 Recovery: Housing Stability Assistance Program? Working with partners, we will develop a program that assists reside… Read More
Urgent Needs for Manufacturers With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County part Read More
Our Mortgage Assistance Application is currently closed. Read More
What is the Resident Cash Assistance Program? Partnering with the Family Indepe Read More
What's New? Visit our website with resources for small businesses all in one place: Read More
Apply for the Utility Assistance Program! We are promoting the Community and Econo Read More
Did you know?25% of Cook County residents lack high-speed Internet.43% of unconnected Illinois households are in Cook County.There are as ma… Read More
The Illinois Enterprise Zone Act was signed into law in 1982. Read More
2021 Invest in Cook Project Recicpients The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways has announced the list of 34 projects tha… Read More
Invest in Cook 2017 Grant ApplicationThe application period for this grant has now closed.Thank you for your interest.DatesThe call for proj… Read More
Invest in Cook 2018 Grant ApplicationThe Application Period for this grant is now Closed.DatesThe call for projects begins January 19, 20018… Read More
Cook Central: Centralizing Maps, Apps, and Data From property and boundary data, to transportation, social service, and environmental data,… Read More
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federally mandated p… Read More
The Economic Development Division of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) manages programs designed to help businesses grow, exp… Read More
2021 Public Notices Public Notice - Published August 16, 2021 Draft Substantial Amendments to the 2015 and 2020 Annual Action Plans Read More
Transportation ProjectsThe Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways oversees the planning, design and construction of various t… Read More
Utility Coordination CouncilIn accordance with Illinois Compile Statute 605 ILCS 5/9-113, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highw… Read More
Zoning Ordinance AdministrationAdministration of the zoning ordinance shall be exercised through a person in the Department of Building and… Read More