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Getting Around Chicago
City App Available to Track
Road, Construction & Utility Work

The City of Chicago has made ChiStreetWork available to businesses and residents, per a Curbed Chicago article. The free, online app - Previously only available to CDOT staff, aldermanic offices, and utility companies - allows tracking construction, road repair projects and utility work which impact travel around the City.

Click to read article ; Click to access the App.
Learn More About the Chicago Department of Transportation
Seven Points to Consider Re
Latest IRS Opportunity Zone Regs

The second set of proposed Opportunity Zone regulations was recently released. While the federal program is still evolving, with more changes to come, this BISNOW article covers seven salient points about the recent 169-page release. Click to read.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Opportunity Zones

Click here for the FAQs
Click here to a list of Qualified Opportunity Zones
Also from BISNOW:
Opportunity Zones May
Energize Old Industrial Heartland

Excerpted: "Hannah Jones, director of economic development for the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, a business incubator, said she closely watches the opportunity zone program.

Within the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, which overlaps with an OZ, the council represents small companies, including manufacturers that provide good jobs to those without a college degree, exactly the kind of jobs designers of the program envisioned for low-income areas.

However, many of the businesses are family-owned, and may not feel entirely comfortable courting outside investors, Jones said. But there is definitely a lot of interest, and council officials have already had meetings with Goodcity, a Chicago consultant that provides technical assistance to charities, nonprofits and entrepreneurs, to learn more about OZs.

Right now, we’re in a sort of suspension, we want to see what will happen elsewhere first,” Jones said." Click to read full article.
From 2000 to 2017, small businesses created 8.4 million net new jobs
while large businesses created 4.4 million. Thus, they accounted for
65.9% of net new job creation in the period.
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500’-150,000’ short-long term leases - Click on addresses for details
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Featured Site - 1120-50 E. 89th Street, 60619
Bill Gates Pick of Top Ten
Breakthrough Technologies

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Take the Test

Some might surprise you, some even 'grew up' on the NW Side. The Made In American Movement put together a list to test your MIM savvy. Click here to take the test.
Deborah Smith - Commercial Real Estate Broker
Strauss Realty LTD - 773/885-3254

With over ten years in economic development, Debbie is uniquely qualified to assist small and large businesses with TIF, Enterprise Zone and public sector incentives - for Deborah's listings .... click here.

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