Village of Oak Park and Chicago Business Resources
Oak Park Economic Development Corporation

City of Chicago Business Resources
Phone: 312/744-5000
(For all city services or call 311 or 312/744-5000: 24 hours/7 days a week)

Accion Chicago
Offers loans of $50,000 to established businesses, Credit Builder loans of $500 to $2500, financing and business education

City of Chicago City Treasurer’s Office
Small business loan programs, resources, annual Small Business Expo

Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
312/74GO-BIZ (6249)
Business licensing applications and renewals, permits for public way use, inspection information, consumer complaints, protects the public from fraud & deceptive practices.

BACP Solution Station
Email: BACP/ (for appointments)
Business education, free business workshops, business resources,small business expos

The Law Project
Provides legal assistance and workshops for nonprofit organizations and small businesses

Free business counseling & mentoring, management consulting, business workshops, valuable resources and links

(SBA) Small Business Administration Illinois District Office
Loan programs, counseling, resources

Women’s Business Development Center
Workshops, resources, business coaching, Annual Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference

Other Business Organizations
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Grand Corridor Chamber of Commerce
Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce

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