Economic Development for Chicago’s Fulton Market & Beyond

Fulton Market Association is about economic development results for businesses, residents, property owners and the Fulton Market, West Loop and Near Westside neighborhoods.

Since 1996 we have helped to solve individual business and residential challenges, and we have united the community for public safety and infrastructure improvements as well as to welcome new businesses and real estate developments.

Chicago’s Fulton Market is bordered by:

  • Kennedy Expressway (E)
  • Ashland Ave. (W)
  • Grand Ave. (N)
  • Madison St. (S)

The Greater Fulton Market community extends west to Kedzie Ave. and encompasses the Kinzie Corridor Tax Increment Finance District and East Garfield Park neighborhood.

FMA is a U.S. certified non-profit agency. We are Membership-driven and led by a volunteer Executive Board:

  • Christine Lopez, BMO Harris Bank
  • Cassie Martin, Montessori Academy of Chicago
  • Len Mayersky, MB Financial Bank
  • Andrew Mooney, Art+Science Salon
  • Aesha Muhammad El-Amin, Haymarket Center
  • Melissa Otte, Maloney, Cunningham & Devic
  • Deanna Pegoraro, Summit Design & Build
  • Jay Spainhour, Tucker Pup’s Pet Resort

Executive Director Roger Romanelli is a 27-year economic development specialist.

To join FMA, see “Membership Registration” at the bottom of this website.



Fulton Market Association leaders celebrate economic development progress with 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett (left) and 7th District U.S. Congressman Danny Davis (right.)


FMA’s economic development services include:

  • Solve business challenges
  • Solve residents’ challenges
  • Improve public safety conditions
  • Improve public conditions for pedestrians, bicycles, vehicles & transit riders
  • Unite businesses, residents & government officials for progress


FMA can assist you with these economic development improvements and resources:


  • Public safety & infrastructure improvements: streets, intersections, parking, streetlights, sidewalks, alleys, sewers, traffic signage, bicycling
  • Business loading zones, business licensing, graffiti removal, tree trimming, streetlight repairs
  • Business expansion grants in the Kinzie Corridor TIF
  • Employee training & placement resources
  • CTA rail & bus improvements
  • METRA rail improvements
  • Community planning & zoning changes for future real estate developments


Public safety is the foundation of economic development. As people enjoy our community, we urge everyone to be safe, collaborate with the Chicago Police Department and report concerns or occurrences to our Association. See “Public Safety Recommendations” at the bottom of this website.



FMA helps businesses solve challenges and save money. Our services include:

  • Business referrals
  • Business-to-business marketing & promotions
  • Business-to-community marketing & promotions
  • Gaining government services & infrastructure improvements
  • Accessing government financial incentives & tax credits
  • Accessing energy efficiency financial incentives & tax credits

Economic development zones offering business financial incentives include:

  • Chicago Kinzie Corridor Tax Increment Finance District
  • Illinois Enterprise Zone
  • U.S. Empowerment Zone (Starts west of Racine St.)

See “Economic Development Financial Incentives” at the bottom of this website.

Public safety is key. See “Public Safety Recommendations” at the bottom of this website. Notify our Association about safety concerns or experiences.


FMA helps residents solve individual challenges, participate in community planning and improve their quality of life. Our services include:

  • Solve individual challenges
  • Solve condominium association challenges
  • Unite residents, businesses & government for progress

Public safety is key. See “Public Safety Recommendations” at the bottom of this website. Notify our Association about safety concerns or experiences.