Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI) - City of Chicago
Ready to expand your business? Look no further than the City of Chicago.
The Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing and its sister organization NORBIC is your direct line to services and programs in the city of Chicago. Working partially through the Local Industrial Retention (LIRI) program, we can provide you with direct access to the technical assistance you need to expand your business in Chicago.
We concentrate on clients located in designated industrial corridors on the city’s northwest side. The Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing works with elected officials and city departments to address the needs of Chicago’s industrial businesses. The city of Chicago is one of the world’s leading business centers – let us help you plant roots in the heart of it.
Our LIRI professionals will advise you on:
City Infrastructure improvements
Communicating with your Alderman and various city departments
Understanding city ordinances and services
Access to various local incentive programs such as:
. Cook County 6b Reduced Property Tax Designation
. Enterprise and Empowerment Zones
. Façade Rebate Program
. Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zones
. New Markets Tax Credit
. Small Business Improvement Fund
. Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Worried about navigating your way through local ordinances, property taxes and city departments?
Don’t worry. We know Chicago.
The NORBIC Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI) is funded in part by
the City of Chicago, Department of Housing and Community