West Central Association, Inc.

The West Central Association (WCA) Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1918 to promote business and support the community in the geographic areas west of downtown (from Wells to Kedzie and from Grand Avenue to 16th Street).



The West Central Association - Chamber of Commerce (WCA) is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of its member businesses, institutions, and organizations.

Since 1918, the WCA has advocated for business and property owners on legislation, taxation, transportation, architectural treatment and model plans for the area.

The Chamber’s growing membership works together to encourage a healthy business environment by providing a unified voice for our members, supporting thoughtful development, encouraging mutual support, and attracting new businesses, institutions, and residents to the area. WCA is a City of Chicago Delegate Agency and sole service provider for Greektown Special Service Area #16

We are a representative in the community for the Department of Planning and Development and offer one stop shopping for City programs to help start or grow your business. Please contact us today.


Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing and Sales

  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Website Development


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance
Primary ContactRoderick Burch
Address406 North Aberdeen Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone(312) 902-4922