Economic Development A Top Issue For Chicago’s Next Mayor | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Morning Shift

Economic Development A Top Issue For Chicago’s Next Mayor

Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraced development during his two terms in office, but some of his critics say he focused too much on downtown and not enough on the neighborhoods.


So, what would it take to truly transform Chicago’s communities, especially those that could use an economic boost?


And do our two mayoral candidates — Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle — have what it takes to make it happen?

Morning Shift explores those questions and more in this look at neighborhood economic development in Chicago. 

GUEST: David Doig, president of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Cecile De Mello, Englewood Quality of Life Plan program manager at Teamwork Englewood







Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X