Alderman James Cappleman is committed to helping businesses develop and grow in the 46th Ward. The Alderman and his staff work closely with the area’s Chambers of Commerce and individual businesses on navigating the city’s regulatory landscape and developing solutions that foster greater innovation and economic success.



The 46th Ward has a wide range of businesses – from locally raised entrepreneurs to large industrial businesses that provide Chicago-made products and Chicago-based services to people around the world – containing close to 1,000 different businesses, 200 food retailers and close to 400 business license holders. Alderman Cappleman works continuously to have the city issue numerous licenses to current and future business owners throughout the ward.


In addition, the 46th ward boasts beautiful and renowned historical sites that have played and continue to play vital roles within the community. As a staunch supporter for these institutions, Alderman Cappleman is continually looking to improve the economic environment around and throughout these areas, creating greater economic opportunity that looks to further improve the 46th ward.


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