Boundaries for Empowerment Zones in Chicago. To view or use these files, compression software, like WinZip, and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS, is required. Click here for GIS data sharing agreements, policies and standards.
The Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities program (EZ/EC) is a Federal, State, local government partnership for stimulating comprehensive renewal--particularly economic growth and social development--in distressed urban neighborhoods and rural areas across the nation. For more information, go to http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/economicdevelopment/programs/rc/.