Our Work

What We Do

The Community Impact team at World Business Chicago drives equitable and inclusive economic development. We are here to assist businesses looking to expand and grow in historically disinvested neighborhoods. Access information and resources on how to make a social impact through talent, labor and workforce partners, training, and more.

Business Retention & Attraction

We attract and promote the retention of small businesses and large employers in Chicago's South and West sides. Through project management, technical assistance, events, and programming, we build capacity for established businesses to grow and for new businesses to thrive.

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Chi Capital Accelerator

We aim to prepare Black or Brown-owned businesses through a 12-week capital readiness accelerator program focusing on financial literacy, intuition, and business development.

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