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Community Guide Discover Skokie

Business Resources

Diversity, the hallmark of Skokie, is reflected not only in its demography, but also in its economic profile and economic development strategies. The Economic Development Division promotes a diverse and progressive economic development approach to make Skokie as one of the best places of its size to live and work. The Village is actively pursuing policies to attract high quality jobs, maintain and enhance its position as a major retail center in Chicagoland, create a more vibrant downtown, promote transit oriented development, and retain its manufacturing base. Primary functions of the Economic Development Division include:

  • Coordinating special redevelopment programs throughout the Village’s business districts;
  • Marketing available properties and development opportunities;
  • Managing tax increment financing (TIF) districts and other development projects; and
  • Disseminating economic and community data to developers, businesses, citizens and other interested parties.
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The Community Development Department includes the Planning, Economic Development, Building and Zoning, and Property Standards Divisions and provides “one-stop-shopping” for the Village’s development needs.

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If you’re looking to start, manage, or grow a business, the Skokie Public Library can provide tools and support to help you get the job done.

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SCORE Chicago provides free business counseling, management consulting, and low cost workshops.  We advise on how to get a business loan and offer other resources like templates for a business plan.  SCORE counselors can help the entrepreneur start a business or a small business owner grow and prosper.

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Useful Links

Local Government
Village of Skokie
Niles Township
Cook County
State of Illinois

Downtown Skokie
Downtown Skokie Alliance
Downtown Skokie, Reinvented

Skokie Public Library
Skokie Public Library
Skokie Public Library Business Services
Skokie Public Library Business Resources
Book the Skokie Public Library Business Center
Skokie LocalWiki

Skokie Park District
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