Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) improves the quality of life and economic strength of the neighborhoods they serve. A catalyst for the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, and healthy mixed-income community, QCDC drives the development of commercial projects, supports and attracts small businesses, and creates an environment supportive of private investment. Our redevelopment and revitalization efforts focus on three critical quality of life areas: Economic Development, Education, and Employment.
Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) serves the south lakefront communities of North Kenwood, Oakland, Douglas, and Grand Boulevard. Formed in May of 2003, our mission is to improve the quality of life and economic strength of neighborhoods by 3 components:
1) Driving economic development 2) Fostering the improvement of neighborhood schools 3) Supporting and connecting organizations focused on workforce development, retail attraction/retention, and safety
Chicago’s Bronzeville community is known for its rich history and flourishing modern-day renaissance. Bronzeville has long been considered the historic center of African American culture in the city since the early 20th century and the Great Migration. Bronzeville’s cultural contributions are vast — it brought the world Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks, civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, legendary musician Louis Armstrong, and so many more.
Historically known as the city's “Black Metropolis”, Bronzeville is home to a diverse business community, historic landmarks, and lively events like the annual Bud Billiken Parade that draws more than one million spectators each August.
Today, the area is embracing its legacy as a mecca for civil rights, jazz, blues, and gospel music. You will find an array of coffee shops, retailers, boutiques, bistros, galleries, libraries, monuments, and restaurants, alongside spectacular Victorian-era architecture, and 19th-century mansions.
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