Greater Southwest Development Corporation (GSDC) is a community development agency based in the City of Chicago whose primary goal is to improve the quality of life in southwest Chicago through entrepreneurial, commercial and residential real estate development
GSDC commercial development has two main foci; 1. Attract new or new-to-the area businesses 2. Retain existing commercial or manufacturing businesses on Chicago’s southwest side. The area is home to small businesses as well as major employers, such as Meade Electric and Dart, all of which support household income and form a solid foundation for economic growth.
GSDC has engaged in business support and development since inception in 1974. GSDC’s commercial work has attracted and maintained more than $500 million in commercial enterprises in the Greater Marquette Park area. GSDC’s industrial work engages more than 120 companies in the Greater Southwest and Harlem Industrial Corridors.
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GSDC strives to assist business across industry, revenue or employee size. Greater Southwest Development Corporation’s Commercial Division is a small staff ready to assist you in finding the solution that best fits your need. From one-on-one consultations, to quality referrals, to webinars or workshops, GSDC is posed to assist you.
GSDC’s internal resources range from Special Service Area based resources; to business technology support; to robust partnership with City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development and Business Affairs & Consumer Protection. GSDC’s external resources are other non-profits or B2B resource providers (lenders, trainers, contractors, consultants of every kind) that allow staff to provide a quality work plan for every client, regardless of opportunity or need presented.