Economic Development

Bureau of Economic Development

2024 CDBG Capital Improvement Grant Application

Note: The application portal closed on March 22, 2024.
Bureau of Economic Development

2024 CDBG Public Service/Planning Grant Application

Note: The application portal closed on March 22, 2024.
Bureau of Economic Development

2024 ESG Grant Application

Note: The application portal closed on March 22, 2024.
Transportation and Highways

ADA Title II Transition Plan

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) h…
Office of the President

American Rescue Plan Act

Roadmap to Recovery: Cook County's American Rescue Plan Below is an overview of the recently developed Roadmap to Recovery: Cook County’s A…
Environment and Sustainability

Brownfield Redevelopment

What is a brownfield? Brownfields are abandoned or under-used industrial and commercial properties with actual or perceived contamination. R…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Business Occupancy

Business OccupancyA building shall not be constructed or occupied, an existing building shall not be expanded or otherwise altered or occupi…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning E-Permits

Electronic Permits-Apply Online! The Department of Building and Zoning is launching a new service for the residents and businesses located…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Payments

Online Payment Service The Department of Building and Zoning is now accepting payments for many of its services. Please make sure you have…
Building and Zoning

Building and Zoning Vacant Building Ordinance

Cook County Vacant Building Ordinance - Online If I own a vacant building in unincorporated Cook County, what do I need to do?
Environment and Sustainability

Businesses Reducing Impact on the Environment (BRITE) Program

The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability’s (DES) free Businesses Reducing Impact on the Environment (BRITE) program help…
Bureau of Economic Development

Cannabis Development Grant

Program update: The application window is now closed!
Bureau of Economic Development

Clean Energy (CPACE) Program

 What is the Cook County Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy
Environment and Sustainability

Community Solar

The Cook County Community Solar Project was launched in early 2015 with a grant from the Department of Energy’s Solar Market Pa…
Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County Arts

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Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County Career Connector: Hiring & Career Resource Events

Looking for a new job or career?Career Connector consists of a series of in-person programs and events throughout suburban Cook…
Office of the President

Cook County COVID-19 Response Plan

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Preckwinkle and all of Cook County Government have worked tirelessly to protect the healt…
Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD)

Launched in November 2020, Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) is a collaborative effort that provides free leg…
Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot

Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County Small Business Source

The Cook County Small Business Source strives to support, grow and elevate small businesses by providing no-cos
Bureau of Economic Development

Council of Economic Advisors (CEA)

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle formed the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), a group of more than 20 distinguished business a…
Bureau of Economic Development

COVID-19 Community Recovery Initiative

Cook County remains dedicated to supporting residents and small businesses during these challenging times. If you or your business has been…
Planning and Development

Disaster Recovery and Resilience - CDBG-DR

 Disaster Recovery
Bureau of Economic Development

Down Payment Assistance Pilot Program

Beginning in early June 2024, Cook County will offer a $3 million down payment assistance pilot program to help home buy
Bureau of Economic Development

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

OverviewThe Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is an advisory committee appointed by Cook County Board President Ton…
Bureau of Economic Development

Financial Education Series

In collaboration with Working Credit, a nonprofit organization based out of Chicago, Cook Co
Bureau of Economic Development

Grant Applicants (2024 CDBG & ESG)

Note: The application portal closed on March 22, 2024.SummaryEach year, the Bureau of Economic Development (BED) partners with the Departmen…
Bureau of Economic Development

Illinois Enterprise Zones

The Illinois Enterprise Zone Act was signed into law in 1982.
Strategic Planning and Policy Bureau

Invest In Cook

The 2024 APPLICATION PERIOD HAS NOW ENDED The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways has announced an 8th round…
Bureau of Economic Development

M3 Chicago: Metro, Manufacturing, Momentum

 
Bureau of Economic Development

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Accelerator

The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development created the Manufacturing Appre
Bureau of Economic Development

Manufacturing Reinvented

About Manufacturing ReinventedManufacturing Reinvented is a $5 million grant program that suppo
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Maps and Geospatial Data

Cook Central: Centralizing Maps, Apps, and Data From property and boundary data, to transportation, social service, and environmental data,…
Bureau of Economic Development

Modular Homes Pilot Program

In 2024, Cook County will offer a $12 million modular homes pilot program that leads construction of single-family homes in thr…
Transportation and Highways

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federally mandated p…
Planning and Development

Planning and Development: Community Development

Street rehabilitation project in Blue Island, Illinois. 
Planning and Development

Planning and Development: Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Division of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) manages programs designed to help businesses grow, exp…
Planning and Development

Public Notices for Planning and Development

2024Public NoticesCOOK COUNTY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE APPLICATION TOWARD THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMME…
Transportation and Highways

Transportation Projects

Transportation ProjectsThe Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways oversees the planning, design and construction of various t…
Transportation and Highways

Utility Coordination Council

In accordance with Illinois Compiled Statute 605 ILCS 5/9-113, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) established…
Building and Zoning

Zoning Ordinance Administration

Zoning Ordinance AdministrationAdministration of the zoning ordinance shall be exercised through a person in the Department of Building and…