The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Founded in 1982 as an affiliate of the New City YMCA, the Local Economic Development and Employment Council.(LEED) became an independent not-for-profit community development corporation in 2001. As a delegate agency of the Chicago Department of Planning & Development, we serve businesses in the North River Industrial Corridor from Milwaukee, Kinzie & Desplaines (southeast) to Belmont & the Kennedy Expressway (northwest). Our mission is to promote an economic environment that encourages business growth and creates access to jobs and opportunities in the North Town, Near West Side, West Town, Humboldt Park, and Logan Square communities.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Leaders for Industry

LEED Council

In conjunction with other Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI) organizations of the Chicago Department of Community Development (DCD), on May 27, 2009 the LEED Council  launched a planning process for the future of Chicago's industrial corridors and planned manufacturing districts (PMDs) in conjunction with the Burnham Plan Centennial. [MORE]

LEED Council


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