Reports and Market Research

Assessing Chicago’s Small Business Ecosystem

Read Assessing Chicago’s Small Business Ecosystem, an in-depth market assessment and recommendations on how to address challenges and increases opportunities for Chicago’s diverse small businesses.

Chicago Contractor Initiative: A Research Study

In order to drive local wealth creation through small business support, CRF and its stakeholders have created a report on the landscape of opportunities and challenges faced by small contractors in Chicago.

Read this landscape scan and determine how you can best serve Chicago’s diverse construction contracting businesses.


Community-Centered COVID-19 Recovery Program

A collaborative effort to increase access to capital and support for community-based businesses and nonprofits

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