Economic Development

CDBG Capital Improvement – Demolition and Economic Development Grant Application How to Apply – Applications closes on March 17, 2023: Ple… Read More
How to Apply – Applications closes on March 17, 2023: Please review the 2023 CDBG grant page and Read More
How to Apply – Applications closes on March 17, 2023: Please review the 2023 ESG grants page and Read More
In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) h… Read More
Roadmap to Recovery: Cook County's American Rescue Plan Below is an overview of the recently developed Roadmap to Recovery: Cook County’s A… Read More
What is a brownfield?  Brownfields are abandoned or under-used industrial and commercial properties with actual or perceived contamination.… Read More
Business OccupancyA building shall not be constructed or occupied, an existing building shall not be expanded or otherwise altered or occupi… Read More
Electronic Permits-Apply Online! The Department of Building and Zoning is launching a new service for the residents and businesses located… Read More
Online Payment Service The Department of Building and Zoning is now accepting payments for many of its services. Please make sure you have… Read More
Cook County Vacant Building Ordinance - Online If I own a vacant building in unincorporated Cook County, what do I need to do? Read More
Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) has established the Businesses Reducing Impact on the Environment (BRITE) p… Read More
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The Cook County Community Solar Project was launched in early 2015 with a grant from the Department of Energy’s Solar Market Pa… Read More
Looking for a new job or career? Career Connector consists of a series of in-person programs and events throughout suburban Co… Read More
Census by the NumbersCook County has launched an online dashboard, Census by the Numbers, in English and Spanish. Read More
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Preckwinkle and all of Cook County Government have worked tirelessly to protect the healt… Read More
WHAT'S NEW? The Cook County Small Business Assistance Program is now the Cook County Small Business Source! Read More
Cook County remains dedicated to supporting residents and small businesses during these challenging times. If you or your business has been… Read More
What is the COVID-19 Recovery: Food Security Program? Since the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has doubled overall, and tr… Read More
Did you know?25% of Cook County residents lack high-speed Internet.43% of unconnected Illinois households are in Cook County.There are as ma… Read More
The Illinois Enterprise Zone Act was signed into law in 1982. Read More
2023 APPLICATIONS OPEN The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) has announced a 7th round of Invest in… Read More
About Manufacturing Reinvented On August 11, 2022, Cook County launched  Read More
Cook Central: Centralizing Maps, Apps, and Data From property and boundary data, to transportation, social service, and environmental data,… Read More
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a federally mandated… Read More
Street rehabilitation project in Blue Island, Illinois.  Read More
The Economic Development Division of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) manages programs designed to help businesses grow, exp… Read More
This is an application for an Outreach and In-Person Application Assistance Partner for the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot. Par… Read More
This is an application for a Payment Administration Partner for the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Program. This partner will help to… Read More
2022 Public Notices Public Notice - Published January 11, 2023 Draft 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Read More
Transportation Projects The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways oversees the planning, design and construction of various… Read More
In accordance with Illinois Compile Statute 605 ILCS 5/9-113, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) established a… Read More
Zoning Ordinance AdministrationAdministration of the zoning ordinance shall be exercised through a person in the Department of Building and… Read More