What We Do

The Peterson Pulaski Business & Industrial Council is a non-profit organization that assists in the retention and development of companies in five designated industrial corridors on the Northwest Side of Chicago.

With the support of our members and the City of Chicago’s Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI) program, we provide a variety of services that include facilitating city services, marketing and assisting with public incentives, providing educational and networking opportunities, promoting the area and local business, and planning and advocating for the long-term vitality of the industrial corridors.

New & Improved TIFWorks 50/50
Training Grant

PPBIC has been tapped to administer this matching employee training grant program for manufacturing companies located in the Elston/Armstrong TIF District and the Peterson/Pulaski TIF District.  TIFWorks 50/50 is designed to offset the cost of training both existing and newly hired employees by rebating 50% of pre-approved training expanded this year to up to $25,000.  For additional information, Click here.

If you have questions or need assistance completing the applications, please call Janita Tucker of the Peterson Pulaski Business & Industrial Council at 773-866-3929 or email jtucker@ppbic.org.

Fundraiser at Marie’s!

Be transported to another era in this gem of a restaurant dressed up in its holiday finest. Enjoy cocktails, music, delicious old-school thin crust pizza, and other traditional Italian specialties. And, of course, mingle and shop at the auction!


This year brings transition and opportunity for PPBIC.  In May we will bid farewell to Alderman Laurino and Alderman Arena.  PPBIC will then proudly introduce PPBIC’s strong alliance of employers to the new 39th Ward alderman, Samantha Nugent, and the 45th Ward’s Jim Gardiner.  To help draw job seekers to our member companies, we are rolling out an employee recruitment campaign.  In addition, we have launched an exclusive discount program with Office Depot and created an opportunity to promote member-to-member discounts.  All the while, PPBIC will continue to help you with every manner of issue, freeing you to concentrate on running and expanding your operation.  We will assist with incentive programs and day-to-day matters to help smooth the way for your success.  Of course, your support and involvement are essential to these efforts.  So please join or renew your membership today by sending the attached application and your fee by mail, or renew online HERE.


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