The Center for Urban Economic Development of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UICUED) has completed a survey of the North Kenwood-Oakland community in Chicago. Commissioned by the Kenwood Oakland Development Corporation (KODC), the survey consulted area residents about their commercial and housing development priorities and needs.
This study reports the findings of an analysis of retail in the Village of Robbins. Conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Urban Economic Development (UICUED), the study was completed as part of the Targeted Assistance Plans Project (TAPP) of the Cook County Office of Economic Development (CCOED). Funding was provided by the regional office of the Economic Development Administration (EDA).
This study reports the findings of an analysis of retail in the Village of Phoenix conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Urban Economic Development (UICUED). The study was completed as part of the Targeted Assistance Plans Project (TAPP) of the Cook County Office of Economic Development (CCOED). Funding was provided by the regional office of the Economic Development Administration (EDA).
A Study of the Feasibility of Forming a Construction Company for the 18th Street Development Corporation
In January 1980, the Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC) asked the Center for Urban Economic Development of the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (CUED) to do a feasibility study of the ESDC proposal to form a small, for-profit construction company. The proposed company would serve as an important component of the ESDC's self-help economic revitalization strategy in the Pilsen community.
In March 1981, The Neighborhood Institute (TNI) asked the Center for Urban Economic Development (CUED) of the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle to perform a feasibility study for a for-profit energy center that would operate in the South Shore area. The center would include a store selling energy saving products and a service center providing audits and installation services. It would be part of a general effort by TNI to revitalize South Shore's deteriorating housing stock and at the same time increase its own income base.
In response to a request from Latino Youth, Inc. to explore the possibilities of opening a repair and insulation operation to complement its carpentry training program, CUED conducted a feasibility study in the Pilsen (Lower West Side) and Little Village (South Lawndale) area. The study was to respond to different questions: market feasibility, structure of the operation (for-profit, not-for-profit, size), difficulties in expanding their present program, and a general financial picture for the operation.
This study presents the results of a market and financial analysis for a community based video production corp. (VPC), conducted by the Center for Urban Economic Development (CUED) for the Community Television Network (CTVN). The VPC would be established as a second step in a comprehensive three tiered CTVN program, comprising basic training, on the job training (OJT), and job placement.
This study analyzes the feasibility of developing a community energy retrofit business for the Uptown and Edgewater communities of Chicago. It also explores alternative actions for addressing energy problems in this area.
The study was developed by the Center for Urban Economic Development (CUED) of the University of Illinois at Chicago for the Organization of the Northeast (O.N.E.) and its subsidiary, Community Ventures, Inc. (CVI). It is part of the on-going effort by the latter to face problems created by rising utility costs in these communities.
An Assessment of the Economic Conditions of Humboldt Park and West Town and Options for Economic Development
This report presents the results of research on employment, business opportunities and selected socio-economic indicators depicting the current conditions of the West Town and Humboldt Park communities of Chicago. It was prepared by the Center for Urban Economic Development of the University of Illinois at Chicago (CUED) for Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation (BRC). The report completes the first phase of a planning process initiated by Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation in December of 1982 to create additional employment opportunities for study area residents.
Energy Conservation in the Low and Moderate Income Residential Sector: Possibilities and Contradictions
Since 1981 the University of Illinois Center for Urban Economic Development has conducted three market and financial feasibility studies requested by community-based organizations interested in starting energy conservation ventures. The three groups were located in different areas of the city of Chicago, South Shore, Lower Westside and Uptown, but shared the same ideas and purposes for considering an energy conservation venture.