NOVOGRADAC spotlights Amped Kitchens new food production complex built out within a former 117,000 SF Zenith factory on Chicago’s West Side. NMTCs awarded by SCORE contributed to construction of the new commercial kitchen space.

“We were interested in how Amped Kitchens provided local entrepreneurs with the ability to build and grow successful food-based businesses and create living wage jobs accessible to persons with educational attainment no greater than high school,” [McCaffery CFO Mike] Reicher said. “The most rewarding part was being able to help revitalize a low-income community in our own backyard with a median family income of 53% the area median while creating quality jobs for persons with limited educational attainment.”

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