West Loop Community Organization

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit delegate agency of the City of Chicago that coordinates public planning, supports economic development, and cultivates community programming within the West Loop.

About

Established in 1991, The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit delegate agency of the City of Chicago. Coordinating public planning, supporting economic development, and cultivating community programming within the West Loop are among our active responsibilities. We provide valuable assistance to area residents and businesses by serving as a liaison to municipal departments, assisting businesses with a variety of licensing and permitting requests, and issuing recommendations on proposed developments in the area.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Events and Community Building

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Placement

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
Primary ContactCarla Agostinelli
Addresss159 N. Sangamon
Suite 202
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone(312) 666-1991
Websitewestloop.org