Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) acts as a catalyst to create inclusive economic growth by leveraging the buying power of anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities, to collectively impact Chicagoland neighborhoods. 

WHO WE WORK WITH

SMALL BUSINESSES

Enhancing the capacity of small and medium-sized local businesses, through access to contract opportunities with anchor institutions, to create jobs, increase revenues, and form strong community anchors

ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS

Collaborating with prominent organizations large anchor institutions like universities and museums to advance community impact by connecting them with vetted local businesses

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Leverage a network of business assistance providers, community based organizations, and others who support with capacity building, technical assistance, and access to capital

CASE TEAM

Lauras Anagonou
Data Analyst

Nathalie Rosado Ortiz
Program Manager

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