The 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation was first conceptualized in 1989 by the Sherman Park Community Association and the business community to address concerns about the loss of companies and jobs in the area. The initial Board of Directors was elected in 1990 and the organization (then known b y the acronym ICC) was officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1991. In 2005, the ICC worked with businesses in the Corridor to create a Business Improvement District for the area. In 2008, the ICC rebranded itself as The Corridor with the tagline Industrial Roots - Progressive Future to capture the area's rich manufacturing history and the future redevelopment and business growth opportunities that exist.
The Corridor has played an active role in planning initiatives for the corridor service area, providing technical assistance to businesses and securing funding for environmental remediation and redevelopment projects. This is accomplished through The Corridor's collaborative partnerships with government entities, agencies and neighborhood and community development groups. As demonstrated through its past successes, The Corridor can achieve its vision of restoring economic vitality to the 30th Street Corridor and the surrounding commercial and residential areas.