The Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC) is a 501(c)(3) Corporation that specializes in supporting national and foreign direct investment in the region south of the city of Chicago for companies who are in industrial clusters of manufacturing products from chemicals, metals, plastics due to the unique industrial rail assets of the region and a dedicated and trained workforce. 

CSEDC also seeks firms who are developing e-commerce and logistics facilities for products such as consumer products or fresh food.