For over 30 years, the Local Economic & Employment Development Council has been connecting industry and community. We partner with local businesses in the North River and now the Addison Industrial Corridors to promote environmentally sustainable economic development, intrinsically linked to job creation and workforce development.
We encourage business-appropriate land use and area revitalization. We advocate for public investments, such as new bridges, to spur new business growth.
We train disadvantaged unemployed and underemployed workers, enabling them to acquire marketable job skills. Now through our Worklocal.org initiative we are expanding the opportunities for community residents to get local jobs with good wages.
For our 30th Anniversary, we initiated a key messaging and brand strategy project with the Taproot Foundation to develop a new visual identity. In the course of working with our service grant team over the last eight months, we engaged our board of directors in deciding to create a new “doing business as” identity.
We remain committed to the “heart & soul” of our organization, to the duality of our mission… advancing economic and employment opportunities for Chicagoans. Now going forward, we will do so as NORTH BRANCH WORKS.
As such, we will continue to do three things:
- Help businesses grow;
- Connect people to and train them for jobs; and
- Link businesses, community and government to improve our local economy.
Just as our past accomplishments, our future success will be tied not just to your support but also to your engagement. Work with us to persevere in connecting industry and community.
President & CEO
NORTH BRANCH WORKS
Take a look at our 30th Anniversary video below…