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Trinette Britt-Johnson resigns as Edgewater Development Corporation’s Executive Director
After nearly six years at the helm of the Edgewater Development Corporation, Executive Director Trinette Britt-Johnson has announced that she will be leaving that position, effective April 10, 2015, to manage her own full service real estate development company, TBJ Development Group.  Read more…

Edgewater Development 2014 Highlights!
Happy New Year! As Edgewater Development Corporation celebrates its 30th Anniversary, we are planning for an exciting and productive 2015, continuing to build momentum from our successes in 2014. We want to share this recap with our community and we look forward to working with you in the coming year.  Read more…

Expo Keynote Speaker Tom Walter on Secret Ingredients to his Success
Tom Walter, founder of Tasty Catering outlined the secret of his success at the Small Business Expo co-sponsored by Edgewater Development Corporation and Loyola University Chicago and on Friday November 21. Tom explained what makes Tasty Catering so successful, was his discovery that the ‘human capital” of his employees is the most important ingredient.  Read more…

Diana’s Daycare Grand Opening
Diana Anderson is putting the final touches on Diana’s Daycare, at 5961 North Clark Street, and is scheduled to open and welcome Infants and Toddlers on Monday, September 15 to fulfill her dream of establishing her daycare business after more than a year of planning.  Read more…

Coming Soon to Edgewater: The Edge Theatre – How Passion Made it Happen!
Construction is expected to begin later this year with the opening for the 100 seat theatre, rehearsal and office space slated for Fall 2015.  Read more…

Edgewater Whole Foods to Open June 2015, Could Feature Tap Room: Official
A Whole Foods executive said the grocer expected to open its first Edgewater store in late June 2015 inside the former Dominick’s on North Broadway.  Read more…


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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.