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Attracting and Supporting Small Businesses

We work with business owners and Real Estate brokers to fill storefront vacancies and make the process as smooth as possible for businesses that are new to the Village. We also work with existing businesses in the Village to provide resources and act as a sounding board for ideas/business needs.

Promoting Real Estate Developments

Oak Park's cultural vibrancy and small business vitality are both supported by attracting new residents to the Village. We work with Developers seeking to bring quality projects to Oak Park, assisting them every step of the way from project conception to completion.


Facilitating Connections and Collaboration

We are a connector across the myriad of resources available in the Village, its unique and active business districts, Cook County/State programs, and many others. If we do not know the answer, we will work tirelessly to find the best place for you to turn to.



The Oak Park EDC is a not-for-profit 501(c)4 economic development organization working to bring business investment to the Village of Oak Park. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and economic health by:

  • Expanding the Property Tax Base

  • Increasing Sales Tax Revenue

  • Creating Jobs in the Village

  • Retaining Jobs in the Village

Since 1974, OPEDC has assisted developers, property owners, and businesses in the purchase, sale, leasing, development and rehabilitation of commercial property.

The Oak Park Economic Development Corporation (Oak Park EDC) shares the Village of Oak Park’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion because these values make it a desirable and strong community for all people. Oak Park EDC commits to taking an active role in creating a more economically and racially equitable village. Further, we support the Village of Oak Park’s commitment to a future ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of local governance and community life, as we believe it is integral to enhancing the quality of life and economic health for all people.

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