Oak Park Economic Development Corporation

OPEDC works with Business Owners that want to operate storefront businesses in Oak Park, IL to make the process as smooth as possible from site selection through the Village process.


The Oak Park EDC is a not-for-profit 501(c)4 economic development organization working to bring business investment to the Village of Oak Park.

Since 1974, OPEDC has assisted developers, property owners, and businesses in the purchase, sale, leasing, development and rehabilitation of commercial property.

OPEDC works with business owners and Real Estate brokers to fill storefront vacancies and make the process as smooth as possible for businesses that are new to the Village. OPEDC also works with existing businesses in the Village to provide resources and act as a sounding board for ideas/business needs.

In addition to our small business support, the OPEDC assist developers who want to bring high quality projects and invest in Oak Park.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Site Location Assistance


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues


  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Primary Contact
Eric Mazelis
104 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 383-3838 Ext: 205