About Us

About Edgewater Development Corporation and Edgewater

The Edgewater Development Corporation (EDC) is a local non-profit (501c3), community-based organization with the mission to redevelop the commercial resources of Edgewater to better serve the entire Edgewater Community.

We have a volunteer Board of Directors made up of local residents with special skills relevant to our Mission.

About Edgewater

Edgewater is a unique urban community situated on the north side of Chicago at Lake Michigan’s shore.  From bustling urban business districts to the quiet respite of tree lined residential streets to some of the largest beaches along Lake Michigan, Edgewater offers something for everyone.  Residents move to Edgewater because of the access to transit, amenities, a wide range of housing styles to choose from, a variety of options in our business districts for shopping day to day services and access to the edge of Lake Michigan found nowhere else in the City of Chicago.

The Edgewater Development Corporation is eager to further your business interest in Edgewater. In addition, there are a host of resources available for your use. The most frequently asked question is “where do I get started?”  Your situation determines the answer.

Businesses Considering Edgewater

Businesses located outside Edgewater but considering a relocation or expansion will want to determine the feasibility of doing business in Edgewater. Find out about transportation,  demographics, resources and more right here. Determining Business Feasibility.

Edgewater Businesses

If your business is currently operating in Edgewater, you want to stay current. Check out the Business Resources page for resources. Bookmark this page and our Events Calendar and return frequently to check the business news and find out about the latest seminars, business announcements, workforce training, networking opportunities, and more.

Committee Volunteers Needed

As you know, the Edgewater Development Corporation joined forces with the Chamber at the beginning of this year. To further our business development goals for Edgewater, we are pleased to launch a new working committee, focused on Business Attraction and Development. We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on this committee, which will meet apx 6 times per year. Applicants should have expertise in an area relevant to economic development such as:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Urban Planning
  • Marketing
  • Small business architecture
  • Zoning or Commercial Leasing Law
  • Data Analysis
  • Local Business Owner
  • Urban Developer

Membership in the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is not required. If you or someone you know would be a good candidate for this committee, please apply HERE.