SSA 13: About

Special Service Area (SSA) #13, also known as the Stockyards Industrial Park, is one of the most storied areas in the Midwest. Immortalized in Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, the Stockyards is largely responsible for the births of the communities that surround the area.
Over the course of a century, the Stockyards has transformed from a blood, sweat and tears meatpacking district to an environmentally-conscious business region.

Businesses within a designated SSA are provided “special services” that are designed to retain businesses and attract new industrial tenants to the area.

The primary special services that SSA #13 provides are private security patrols, landscaping and public way maintenance.

Mission Statement

Primarily, the mission of SSA #13 is to retain existing industrial businesses while attracting new companies to operate within the designated boundaries of the Area; this mission will be accomplished by providing various authorized Special Services, including, but not limited to: private security, landscaping and beautification, advertising and promotion and maintenance.