Business Resources

Whether you are an existing or a new business in the Village of Richton Park, we can assist with your current and future business plans. Contact the staff of the Economic Development Department to schedule a time to meet and personally discuss the various opportunities that may be available.

If you are an entrepreneur considering opening a new business, contact our office to discuss the many resources that are available through Richton Park and other external agencies.

For your convenience, we have provided links to several important resources that provide confidential, one-on-one business advising and assistance.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


The SBDC at South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative (SSEGI) is an integral part of entrepreneurial strategies, creating synergies as a rebirth of the Southland generating new markets, entrepreneurial and small business opportunities servicing the Southland region and beyond. The Illinois SBDC at SSEGI’s team is available to provide guidance for your business growth through one-on-one confidential business consultation; assistance with business, management and marketing plans; financial assessment and guidance; in-depth business training and more.

  • Website: https://southlandsbdc.com/
  • Email: ash.mateja@southlanddevelopment.org
  • Phone: 708-232-6098
  • Address: 1920 W 174th St, East Hazel Crest, IL 60429


Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)


If you’re at the exploration stage, or ready to start a business, you’ll need to take steps that will increase the likelihood of a successful launch. WBDC's programs consist of workshops, webinars, on-line and on-demand learning modules, and business advising both individually and in groups. Simplify your process by letting WBDC guide you through your journey, one step at a time.

  • Website: https://www.wbdc.org/entrepreneurial-programs/business-advising/
  • Email: wbdc@wbdc.org
  • Phone: 312-853-3477, ext. 100
  • TDD Only Phone: 800-526-0844
  • Address: 8 S Michigan Ave, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603