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February 4th, 2021 Issue
Chicago Anodizing $2.2M Expansion - 2021 Tax Tips - Reshoring Initiative Wants Your Thoughts - Business Opportunities with Fermi, Argonne Labs - Speed Queen Construction Project on Grand Avenue
Chicago Anodizing Acquires Class
6(b) Tax Incentive For Recent Expansion

Since 1947, Chicago Anodizing has supplied businesses worldwide with durable, cosmetically appealing finishes for aluminum products. In late January 2021, the Chicago City Council voted to support a Class 6(b) property tax classification incentive for the West Garfield Park-based company at 4112 W. Lake Street.

The tax credit will support Chicago Anodizing's $2.2M expansion to neighboring lots at 4118-4136 W. Lake Street. The 21,000 square foot project expands warehouse and office space and increases operational efficiency while retaining 60 jobs and creating six more. Click to read more

West Garfield Park Manufacturer Gets Tax Break For Expansion
An Invitation From the Reshoring Initiative

The Reshoring Initiative invites the manufacturing industry to participate in its Survey of Reshoring Opportunities: Which products and components offer the biggest opportunities for reshoring? What advanced manufacturing technology is needed to enable the reshoring? To what degree did the pandemic disrupt supply chains, and how did it affect sourcing? 

To answer these questions and better understand the needs of the manufacturing technology community, The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the Reshoring Initiative are asking industry – including OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers, and distributors – to participate in the online survey click on
"Rebuilding the Supply Chain." The survey is open through February 28, 2021.
Click here to read the Reshoring Initiative's
Suggestions & Critique of President Biden's Reshoring Plans
Learn More about the Reshoring Initiative & Its Resources
Procurement Opportunities with
Argonne, Fermi National Laboratories

Argonne and Fermi National Laboratories is hosting a virtual seminar on
Wednesday, March 17th, for businesses interested in procurement opportunities. Approximately $300,000,000 is spent annually to support a diverse group of large
and small businesses for a broad range of products and services re the
Laboratory’s overall mission.
To be added to invitation list, please email aalcantar@anl.gov.
Manufacturing Faster Than
the Speed of Human Thought
Congress' Gift to Developers

Developers willing to launch projects in distressed areas got a nice surprise in December. Congress passed the $2.3 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. One of its many provisions extended the New Markets Tax Credit program and provided a significant funding boost.

Click to read Congress Breathes New Life Into New Markets Tax Credits
Brian Rogal - BISNOW, 1/28/2021
Michael Goldstein - (773)504-1200

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Small Business Tax Tips for 2021
Here are just a few ideas of how savvy small business owners are making the most of filing tax returns. Check out these offerings from HP, and ALWAYS consult your
tax professional with questions. Click to read.

Linsey Knerl - HPTech@Work, 1/20/2021
New Development on West Grand Avenue

Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Speed Queen of Ripon, Wisconsin, is constructing a flagship store at 6808 W. Grand Avenue on Chicago's Northwest Side. The 12,250 square foot development is expected to open in spring 2021. Click to read more.
Small Business Improvement Fund 2021
The long-running and successful SBIF program helps retain and expand small businesses in nearly every Chicago neighborhood. Using local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) businesses and property owners are reimbursed for pre-approved repairs and upgrades. The program is administered by SomerCor, contracted by the City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development.
TIF Districts Opening for Application March 1st, 2021
Click on district name for map & info'
Click to learn more about SBIF & Somercor
Open Bids for Goods & Services
The Business Development Center at College of DuPage (COD) is accepting sealed bids and RFPs for goods and services. For listing and submission procedure, click here.

College of DuPage is committed to the economic development of
disadvantaged business enterprises; Minority, Women, and Persons
with Disabilities Owned Businesses are encouraged to participate.
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