Business Resources

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Doing Business in Oak Park


Financing

Financing
The OPEDC will work with business owners to find a viable option that will address the needs expressed for financial support. Business owners often look to Accion Chicago, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, and US Bank. OPEDC does not offer direct financing at this time. 

If you are considering bringing your business to Madison Street, learn more about the Madison Street TIF >>>


Location

Location
Are you looking for a new location for your business or wish to find sites for development? Please contact OPEDC at 708-383-3838 or take advantage of our LocationOne database. 


Zoning

Before signing your lease in Oak Park, it’s important to make an appointment with the Zoning Administrator at the Village of Oak Park. They will determine if the space you’ve chosen is zoned appropriately for your business. 

For more information, visit oak-park.us/village-services/planning/zoning.


Permits, Inspections & Business Licenses

The Village of Oak Park just made it easier for you to apply for permits, schedule inspections and apply for business licenses with VillageView

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