The Division Street Business Development Association was founded over 30 years ago by a group of local business owner who envisioned an organization that could serve as a center of support and growth for locally owned businesses. Since then DSBDA has provided business support services to the Humboldt Park community. Our services include: technical assistance in accessing support from The City of Chicago, Local Alderman, Business Planning Workshops, Safety Meetings, Networking Events, helping entrepreneurs Find Locations, Business Consulting, Project Management, as well as, hosting several annual festivals throughout the year. DSBDA is also a delegate agency of the City of Chicago and it’s affiliates to provide a stable resource for businesses. Since 1995, DSBDA has been the lead agency in the development of Paseo Boricua.
We provide a street cleaning service six days a week and every spring we plant new flowers and perennials on the decorated planters with our student volunteers from Roberto Clemente High School and the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. DSBDA works closely with our local Alderman to secure additional street cleaning services from the City of Chicago. Keeping Paseo Boricua clean is one of the ways we show our pride to our visitors and community.