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Calumet Area Industrial Commission

A non-profit organization supporting local small business expansion and entrepreneurship in the South Chicago and Southeast Chicago region.


The Calumet Area Industrial Commission is one of eight Chicago-based business service organizations located in South and Southeast Chicago neighborhoods to serve as regional hubs providing business licensing assistance and other resources for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. We help fill the current gap of local business resources, particularly for entrepreneurs in historically underserved locations and populations.

Services Provided

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals
  • Create business plan
  • Create forecast

Formalize structures

  • Secure licenses
  • Certify as MBE/WBE

Find financing

  • Analyze needs
  • Establish accounts

Increase sales

  • Improve marketing
  • Develop partners
  • Update business plan

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations (Specialty)

Hire / retain staff

  • Draft staff manual (Specialty)
Contact Information
Tracy Murray
1000 East 111th Street
Floor 7
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 928-6000 Ext: 275