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Added Mar 01 2012

Hey everyone. I know that the topic of local businesses and development come up from time to time here so I thought you guys might be interested in an announcement this morning from the mayor about his plan for economic growth in the city.

You'll want to take a look at the full report and/or summary to get all the details, but one part that caught my attention was in the section where they outline the 10 core strategies:

Strategy 9: Develop and deploy neighborhood assets to align with regional economic growth. We should nurture neighborhoods that foster continuous development of talent, businesses, and real-estate assets. We should design policies and programs that enable neighborhoods to leverage their unique economic assets that specifically support the strength and growth of small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), minority- and women-owned enterprises (MBE/WBEs) and Business Enterprises owned by People with Disabilities (BEPDs), and the emergence of mixed use communities that attract and serve residents with convenient transportation, robust communication networks and vital markets.

Press page: http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2012/february_2012/mayor_emanuel_releasesfirstplanforeconomicgrowthandjobs.html

Plan and summary: http://www.worldbusinesschicago.com/plan

So what do you guys think? What kind of impact do you think the strategies outlined (especially #9 above) will have on continuing to boost economic growth in the Ravenswood area? How would you like to see this plan come to life in the community?

  • Inactive user

    Ambitious but lacks details.

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