Financial security is central to residents' ability to sustain themselves and provide a stable environment for raising families. That is why our economic development initiatives are geared toward job creation and why we make it a priority to hire and train area residents for employment within the organization and its subsidiaries. Likewise, we actively partner with local and minority contractors who share our commitment to the community's economic empowerment.
In addition to creating opportunities within the organization, we pursue economic development initiatives in the broader community. One of the most successful is Cermak Produce at El Mercado.
In addition, as part of Bickerdike’s community revitalization and economic development efforts, we’ve developed and manage over 90,000 square feet of commercial space offering important goods and services to the community, providing employment for over 100 area residents and adding vitality to our local commercial districts.