In 2020, the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced an initiative to open eight Regional Business Centers throughout Chicago. The PRCC was awarded a grant to establish one of those eight centers in Humboldt Park.
The new Regional Business Center will be housed inside the ¡WEPA! Mercado del Pueblo (People’s Market), which is a business incubator for entrepreneurs that The Puerto Rican Cultural Center created in December 2020. This Regional Business Center will provide local business information and resources such as licensing support, financing for underrepresented populations, professional services (including sector-specific guidance), and assistance in recruiting skilled and qualified labor.