Grantee Profile

Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation

Grants to Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation

  • $400,000

    2016 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Support for innovation clusters—geographic concentrations of firms that share supplier networks, workforce skill requirements and other common features—has emerged as a key strategy for promoting regional economic growth. With Foundation support, a team of economic development analysts in Chicago have identified the food industry—firms that process and package a range of products—as offering growth potential and a means to improve regional economic performance while realizing positive employment and other outcomes for the area, including low-income communities. Funding for the Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation (KIDC), a nonprofit economic development organization established in 1985 with a mission to incubate and provide services to businesses in Chicago’s industrial corridors, supports the formal launch of the cluster organization that will provide or broker a range of services, including market information, specialized workforce training and streamlined access to supplier networks.

  • $7,500

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To design a community development partnership strategy.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Kinzie Industrial Development Corporation $407,500 between 1978 and 2017.

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