Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) works to foster and promote revitalization of the communities that we serve using asset-based comprehensive community development strategies.

About

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) works to promote revitalization of the communities that we serve using asset-based comprehensive community development strategies, that improve the community\’s economic viability. 

We assist a broad range of projects to support starting, retaining and growing minority-owned businesses and job creation in business districts across our service area.

GAGDC\’s Business District and Neighborhood Business Development Center teams provide services to existing small businesses, those looking to start a business and all stages of entrepreneurship. We work with clients on their journey to start, grow and build wealth by offering the following services:

  • Connecting businesses to financial resources
  • Assistance troubleshooting city-related issues
  • Maintaining a strong business referral network
  • Planning to help launch, grow and sustain a business
  • Offering marketing assistance and general business referrals
  • Providing business-to-business networking and training opportunities

Services Provided

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals
  • Create business plan

Formalize structures

  • Buy or rent space

Find financing

  • Apply for a loan
  • Apply for a grant
  • Evaluate equity

Increase sales

  • Improve marketing
  • Develop partners
  • Update business plan
  • Join accelerator

Capture wealth

  • Seek legal counsel
  • Plan for succession
Primary Contact
Norma Sanders
Address
7901 South Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60620