Quad Communities Development Corporation

QCDC promotes the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, and healthy mixed-income community, QCDC drives the development of commercial projects, supports and attracts small businesses, and creates an environment supportive of private investment.

About

QCDC is a 19-year-old community and economic development agency with a hyper-local focus on developing and expanding economic opportunities and improving the Quality-of-Life of all residents. Primarily serving the neighborhoods of Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Oakland, and North Kenwood, QCDC serves as the local Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC) and is the service provider for Special Service Areas (SSA) 47 & 56.

QCDC also serves as the southeast Chicago Business Center (CBC) and Invest Southwest Bronzeville Corridor Manager.  Annually, QCDC engages with over 300 business and property owners; supports area development and infrastructure improvements; executes area-wide marketing initiatives; supports leasing retail/commercial space. Our business development services provide customized education and consultations for area business owners including support with business licensing, guidance on business operations, and technical assistance with applying for business financing.  

Services Provided

Capture wealth

  • Plan for succession
  • Sell your business
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Meet investors
  • Update pitch deck

Develop ideas

  • Create business plan
  • Define products
  • Establish goals
  • Price products
  • Create forecast

Find financing

  • Analyze needs
  • Apply for a loan
  • Evaluate equity
  • Manage books
  • Apply for a grant

Formalize structures

  • Buy or rent space
  • Certify as MBE/WBE
  • Secure licenses
  • Register legally

Hire / retain staff

  • Draft staff manual
  • Implement payroll
  • Write job specs

Increase sales

  • Update business plan
  • Develop partners
  • Establish online
  • Improve marketing

Optimize operations

  • Prep for wholesale
  • Write handbook
  • Measure operations
Primary Contact
Yvette Warren
Address
4210 S. Berkeley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653