Race is still a factor in how much development does, or doesn’t happen in Chicago’s neighborhoods

There are more new developments and jobs in majority white communities, according to a new WBEZ analysis.

Near South Side Construction
In this photo from May 2021, construction takes place on a new residential building on State and 24th Streets in the Near South Side. The area has seen some of Chicago's highest rates of growth in new construction throughout the past 10 years. Esther Yoon-Ji Kang / WBEZ
Near South Side Construction
In this photo from May 2021, construction takes place on a new residential building on State and 24th Streets in the Near South Side. The area has seen some of Chicago's highest rates of growth in new construction throughout the past 10 years. Esther Yoon-Ji Kang / WBEZ

Race is still a factor in how much development does, or doesn’t happen in Chicago’s neighborhoods

There are more new developments and jobs in majority white communities, according to a new WBEZ analysis.

Reset talks to WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk about how they conducted their analysis on economic development in Chicago.

GUEST: Esther Yoon-Ji Kang, WBEZ Race, Class and Communities desk reporter

Alden Loury, Editor, WBEZ Race, Class and Communities desk editor