Southland businesses, pushed to the brink during pandemic, call Cook County assistance vital


The partners help the county reach small businesses with fewer than 20 employees in “historically disinfested communities” that were hit the hardest by COVID-19, he explained. Business advising was provided by organizations such as Allies for Community Business, Berwyn Development Authority, Chicago Trend, Chicago Urban League, Cook County Black Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Southland Development Authority and the Women’s Business Development Center.