Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation

Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation (GECDC) mission is to rebrand, rebuild and revitalize the Greater Englewood and surrounding area providing support through business advising services, workshops and referrals to other resources.


GECDC offers the following services and resources:

  • Englewood Accelerator (Shared Office Space) / Basic and Premium Memberships
  • One-on-One Business Advising
  • Workshops and Business Training Courses
  • Referral to Resources
  • Refurbished Computers sales for the community

Programs and Partners

  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Illinois SBDC @ Greater Englewood)
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • City of Chicago: Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) – Lead Agency
  • Illinois Department of Family and Social Services (DFSS) – Englewood YouthTech program
  • AmeriCorps VISTA

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Startup Classes
  • Startup Business Counseling


  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Tamora Hughes
815 W. 63rd Street
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 651-2400