City of Chicago "Thrive Zones" Helps Englewood Thrive

The City of Chicago announced the 51 recipients of Thrive Zone inaugural class. There will be nine Englewood businesses benefiting from the initiative. All nine businesses were a part of the "Englewood Thrive Zone Collaborative". 

The Englewood Thrive Zone Collaborative is a group of independent business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to leverage their "collective independence" by supporting each other in a unifying manner. Each member of the collective contributes their knowledge and expertise to enhance and support the business efforts of the entire collective. The overall objective of the collective is to enhance the viability of the Englewood community through business development and community engagement.

There are five core businesses in the Englewood Thrive Zone Collaborative:

The Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation was a lead community partner. The Englewood Quality of Life Plan Jobs & Economic Development Taskforce, and Residents Association of Greater Englewood played an integral role in helping to facilitate the relationships between the independent businesses within the collaborative. 

 Here is a complete list of the 51 recipients.