Neighborhood Business Development Center at CMAA
The NBDC Program consists of over sixty (60) BACP delegate agencies that provide no-cost hyper-local business development assistance to entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the city. NBDCs provide general business licensing and public way use permitting guidance as well as specialized support services, which includes confidential counseling, technical assistance, professional development workshops, access to capital, B2B networking, employment and workforce development assistance and more.
Business-to-business networking opportunities
Employment and workforce development assistance
Consumer marketing assistance
Connecting your business to the local community
Information about a particular neighborhood
Getting a new small business started
Troubleshooting City-related issues for small businesses
Connecting businesses to financial resources
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at
Our services are available to all startup and established business owners, but as a specialized NBDC, we concentrate on...
We provide NBDC standard business development assistance, which includes but not limited to helping business owners and entrepreneurs apply for business license(s) and public way use permit(s), helping navigate City government, developing a business plan, marketing assistance, contract assistance, product/service/workforce development, access to training and resources, assistance with COVID-related business supports as well as reopening guidelines, at a hyper-local level.
City Public Official (Alderman) and Ward Information:
ALDERMAN HARRY OSTERMAN
48th Ward Alderman
WARD OFFICE: 5533 N. BROADWAY, CHICAGO, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 784-5277 | Fax: (773) 784-6630