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Why Shop Local Chicago? 
  • Shopping Experience: Local businesses provide personal attention and are passionate about their products
  • Workforce: Local businesses are the largest employers nationally and tend to hire employees from the community
  • Unique Products: Local businesses carry inventory you might not find at national chain stores and tend to work with other local artisans and craftsmen
  • Local Economy: Local businesses cycle money back into your community through taxes and investments
  • Engagement: Local businesses support local charities and nonprofits through events and fundraising

Business Resources

Business Licensing
Chicago's Labor Laws
Business Education Webinars
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Economic Recovery
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Neighborhood Business Development Centers
Chicago Business Centers
Minority and Women-Owned Supplier Development



Be Informed. Be Protected. Campaign:

The comprehensive Be Informed. Be Protected. Campaign. aims to provide consumers with simplified tips and resources across a wide array of topics. The series of flyers are geared toward protecting consumers from fraud and informing them of the actions they can take if they have become a victim of fraud. This campaign helps BACP carry out its mission to ensure a safe and vibrant marketplace for consumers.


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Ride Smart Chicago

The Ride Smart Chicago public awareness campaign provides Chicagoans with simplified tips and resources most relevant to public vehicle passengers.

The campaign provides safety and consumer awareness information for passengers of taxicabs, ride-hail, and other public passenger vehicles.



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The City of Chicago has been a leader in worker protections.

The BACP Office of Labor Standards (OLS) oversees Chicago’s landmark labor laws through engagement and enforcement.

OLS processes complaints, conducts investigations, mediates disputes, directs settlement proceedings, issues violations, and, if necessary, seek licensure discipline against employers.