• Economic Recovery and Resilience

  • Promoting Recovery and Resiliency

  • On behalf of the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) and the City of Berwyn, Ryan Consultants drafted the Berwyn Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan. This plan seeks to understand the current economic priorities, as well as identify the key opportunities, of the Berwyn community given the drastic changes to its economy in recent years.

    Background and Methodology

    In September of 2022, the BDC was awarded the Research in Illinois to Spur Economic Recovery (RISE) Grant. This grant program was established by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to respond to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by encouraging growth and recovery.

    Since the grant award was announced, Ryan Consultants interviewed industry leaders in Berwyn, conducted a bilingual community survey, and held 3 community strategic planning meetings. Throughout this process, 5 key themes were identified: Infrastructure & Community Cleanliness, Community Engagement, Economic Development, Housing, and Video Gaming & Smoke Shops.

    The finalized plan was accepted by Berwyn City Council as informational on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Please feel free to reach out to Kendra at kendras@berwyn.net with any questions or comments.


    Berwyn Economic Recovery Plan (January 2024)