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Economic Development is at the core of happiness and quality of life for communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base.  It is the engine that helps cities grow successfully.          

     Harvey's geographic location and workforce positions it to be a major economic center of the south suburbs.




As Mayor, I will prioritize Economic Development to revitalize our city and create sustainable jobs for our community.


     Here are a few of the Economic Development goals my administration will accomplish:


  • Work with Federal, State, County and Commercial Developers to attract a top rate grocery store and anchor development;

  • Work with Center for Neighborhood Technology to review, update and implement them

  • Harvey Industrial District and Harvey Station Area Plans;

  • Streamline business development procedures to provide ease of investment.

  • Create a comprehensive and strategic plan for the city:

    • Identify the city’s assets and strengths;

    • Identify the city’s problems and challenges; and

    • Set measurable city goals requiring annual review and modification, if necessary.

  • Increase employment opportunity for Harvey residents:

    • Offer employers tax incentives to hire Harvey residents; 

    • Coordinate with businesses and community colleges to establish an employment pipeline and provide job readiness.

  • Lower Taxes to incentivize commercial and industrial business to invest in Harvey. 

  • Work with financial institutions to provide funding sources instead of using taxpayer dollars on risky investments.

  • Work with the Cook County Assessor to accurately assess property value.

  • Work with Metra and Pace to develop a more accessible pedestrian transportation system.  This will allow residents and others to access future Harvey destinations.

  • Sustain local business and develop international trade.

  • Use railroads, vehicle exchanges and Port of Chicago to create a global opportunity for economic investment.

  • Develop relationships and networks with the following organizations:

    • South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association  (SSMMA)

    • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

    • Others



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