Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC)



The City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) program provides grants to Chicago-based nonprofit chambers of commerce and business support organizations to assist in the development of small businesses in Chicago, serve as liaison between local businesses and the City of Chicago, and provide neighborhood business development services.

NBDC 2021 Grantees Service Areas Map     NBDC 2021 Grantees Service Areas Map with Wards     NBDC 2021 Grantees Service Areas Map with Community Areas

When to Contact Your Neighborhood Business Development Centers
NBDCs have a strong neighborhood network and coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. They can help start-up entrepreneurs, and existing business owners, with:

  • Information about a particular neighborhood
  • Getting a new small business started
  • Troubleshooting City-related issues for small businesses
  • Connecting businesses to financial resources
  • Business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Employment and workforce development assistance
  • Consumer marketing assistance
  • Connecting your business to the local community

Find the nearest, or most appropriate, NBDC delegate agency in the list and maps provided.

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