Supported by McCaffery, SCORE focuses on serving abandoned industrial corridors in Illinois and Indiana. The mission of the CDE is to invest New Market Tax Credits in operating businesses, education and healthcare community facilities, and fresh food anchored retail that will provide living wage jobs in the highly distressed, low-income communities that have experienced a loss of skilled employment opportunities, growing levels of lower educational achievement, and a lack of adequate access to goods and services.

Projects applying for funding must meet these threshold requirements to be considered for review:

  • Qualify as High Distress under CDFI Fund guidelines
  • Demonstrate alignment with community vision and goals
  • Be located within CDE targeted area (all counties in Illinois and Indiana)
  • Uphold the CDE mission to create or support operating businesses, education and healthcare community facilities, and fresh food anchored retail

SCORE is an Equal Opportunity Provider. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to Department of the Treasury, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220 or call (202) 622-1160.

About McCaffery

McCaffery is a privately owned, full-service commercial real estate company that has been in the business of investing, developing, leasing and managing real estate for 30 years. The McCaffery portfolio of planned, completed and managed projects exceeds 20 million square feet and includes office, mixed-use, hotel, and residential properties, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. McCaffery specializes in providing a full range of real estate services including site acquisition, financing, commercial leasing, residential leasing, project management, construction management, tenant coordination, accounting, asset management, property management and asset disposition. With offices in Chicago, Greater Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and Denver, and controlled assets and completed developments valued in excess of $2 billion, McCaffery is one of the most trusted real estate companies in the nation.