Edgewater Development Corporation

Non-profit business attraction agency for the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago.


The Edgewater Development Corporation (EDC) is a local non-profit (501c3), community-based organization with the mission to redevelop the commercial resources of Edgewater to better serve the entire Edgewater Community.

Edgewater is a unique urban community situated on the north side of Chicago at Lake Michigan’s shore.  From bustling urban business districts to the quiet respite of tree lined residential streets to some of the largest beaches along Lake Michigan, Edgewater offers something for everyone.  Residents move to Edgewater because of the access to transit, amenities, a wide range of housing styles to choose from, a variety of options in our business districts for shopping day to day services and access to the edge of Lake Michigan found nowhere else in the City of Chicago.

The Edgewater Development Corporation is eager to further your business interest in Edgewater.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements


  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
Primary Contact
Lauren Guydan
1055 W Bryn Mawr
Suite G
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 506-4016