Far South Community Development Corporation

The Far South Community Development Corporation (Far South CDC) is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 1977 to foster economic development and eradicate slum and blighted conditions in its service area.

About

As the Far South CDC strives to strengthen the local business community and the community’s long-term socio-economic health, we are committed to:
• Catalyzing economic development for community stability
• Being a “go to” resource for the community
• Partnerships that engage business and community leaders
• Retaining & attracting quality businesses to serve our community
• Providing technical assistance to support and strengthen business and residential development
• Fostering communication to keep community/businesses informed about our local resources
• Promoting the good news in Greater Roseland

The Far South Community Development Corporation (Far South CDC) is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 1977 to foster economic development and eradicate slum and blighted conditions in its service area. Our Mission is to strengthen the community's long-term socio-economic health through collaborative development plans and programming to create a more sustainable impact.

For thirty-five years, the Far South CDC have worked primarily in the Beverly Morgan Park area, however as of January 1, 2007, the Far South CDC began focusing on the 9th, 15th, 21st, 34th Wards. The Far South CDC boundaries' starts 87th Street North to 129th Street or City Limits South and from State Street to Western Avenue.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Tax Credits
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Lease Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactFlorence Hardy
Addresss9923 S. Halsted Street
Suite D
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone(773) 941-4833