North Branch Works
North Branch Works (NBW) is a nonprofit organization that has promoted balanced, job-creating economic development along the North Branch of the Chicago River for 40 years. NBW is a City of Chicago “delegate agency” providing an array of services to local businesses including manufacturers, commercial firms, service providers, and artisanal producers.
NBW seeks local economic development that provides well-compensated employment.
NBW seeks out business constituents, collaborates with workforce development organizations, consults with residents’ organizations, and advocates for the North Branch, Kennedy, and Addison Industrial Corridors.
NBW advocates for sustainable development and infrastructure improvements that complement the North Branch’s economic function as a working riverfront. NBW seeks to minimize environmental hazards and advocates for river improvements that will enhance the environmental quality of the North Branch of the Chicago River.
- Establish goals
- Define products
- Buy or rent space (Specialty)
- Analyze needs
- Apply for a loan (Specialty)
- Apply for a grant (Specialty)
- Develop partners
- Update business plan
- Update pitch deck
- Seek legal counsel