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.

Contact: 312.744.1867

2023 LIRI Agencies (view map)

Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC)
1823 W. 47th St.
Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: 872.281.7832

Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC)
1000 E. 111th St., 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 773.928.6000

Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC)
1843 S. Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312.733.2287

Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation (GNCDC)
4506 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago IL 60639
Phone: 773.637.2416

Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC)
2601 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: 773.362.3373

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC)
320 N. Damen Ave., Suite D-100
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312.421.3941

Lawndale Business Renaissance Association (LBRA)
906 S. Homan Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: 312.925.3186

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
Phone: 773.866.2900

Ravenswood Community Council (RCC)
1770 W. Berteau Ave., Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773.975.2088

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