Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI)
DPD funds several not-for-profit organizations as delegate agency partners for the Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI) program.
LIRI agencies provide assistance to industrial businesses primarily in the City’s Industrial Corridors with the purpose of retaining those businesses in the City and supporting the Industrial Corridors. LIRI agencies assess businesses, identify resources, provide project support and act as counselors and ombudsmen to resolve a variety business issues.
These interventions lead to completed projects, job retention and creation, leveraging public and private financing and neighborhood development. Examples of how agencies help businesses include: identifying and securing funding for property, business and workforce development; finding the right location and filling key property vacancies; attaining permits and business licenses and acting as a liaison with City departments; helping find resources to grow businesses such as expanding sales both locally and internationally; and providing guidance on City and policy issues that impact industrial companies.
2023 LIRI Agencies (view map)
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC)
1823 W. 47th St.
Chicago, IL 60609
Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC)
1000 E. 111th St., 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60628
Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC)
1843 S. Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation (GNCDC)
4506 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago IL 60639
Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC)
2601 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, IL 60629
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC)
320 N. Damen Ave., Suite D-100
Chicago, IL 60612
Lawndale Business Renaissance Association (LBRA)
906 S. Homan Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60624
North Branch Works (NBW)
2545 W. Diversey Ave., Suite 225
Chicago, IL 60647
Peterson Pulaski Business & Industry Council (PPBIC)
5724 N. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60646
Ravenswood Community Council (RCC)
1770 W. Berteau Ave., Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60613