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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.


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

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals (Specialty)
  • Define products
  • Price products
  • Create forecast
  • Create business plan

Formalize structures

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

Find financing

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

Increase sales

  • Improve marketing (Specialty)
  • Establish online
  • Develop partners
  • Update business plan

Optimize operations

  • Write handbook
  • Prep for wholesale
  • Measure operations (Specialty)

Hire / retain staff

  • Draft staff manual
  • Implement payroll
  • Write job specs (Specialty)

Capture wealth

  • Meet investors
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Plan for succession
  • Sell your business
  • Update pitch deck (Specialty)
Contact Information
Yvette Warren
4210 S. Berkeley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653