World Business Chicago is the city of Chicago’s public‑private economic development agency.

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The Chicagoland Climate Investment Alliance

The Alliance represents a pivotal step forward in harnessing the strengths of the Chicagoland region and the broader Midwest, positioning it as a leading hub for climate innovation, economic development, and investment.

The Alliance will support the commercialization of climate technologies and strengthen the region’s innovation ecosystem to address climate challenges through technology and innovation.

Read the full PR here.


A new interactive online tool and comprehensive report has been released that offers an in-depth analysis of Chicagoland’s economic landscape. This release marks a significant milestone in the ongoing relationship between the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership (GCEP) and World Business Chicago.

Bookmark the tools and read more here.


c Ukraine  and the Cultural Exchange Market celebrate world cultures right on N Michigan Ave. The two markets are a port of the Cultural Showcase Pop-Ups, an innovative strategy  deepening the city’s global connections and its commitment to supporting local, diverse small businesses.

Experience the vibrant charms of Ukraine, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Poland cultures at 400-410 N Michigan Ave.

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“The soul of Chicago is alive in each and every one of us.”
– Mayor Brandon  Johnson, 57th Mayor, City of Chicago

Mayor Brandon Johnson is World Business Chicago’s board of directors chair. We are united with Chicago’s Mayor in our mission and commitment towards equitable economic vitality and prosperity that touches everyone throughout the city’s 77 neighborhoods.


P33 and World Business Chicago formed the Chicago H-1B Connect Coalition, a united effort to assist current H-1B visa holders who have been impacted by layoffs in the tech industry. The coalition brings together the city’s leading civic organizations, Fortune 500 corporations, and startups to help support and to retain highly skilled and valuable international talent. 

Job seekers can visit and search hundreds of Chicago-based career opportunities from H-1B sponsoring companies. 


Our key performance indicator, or primary method of measuring our efforts, is through pro-Chicago decisions — companies that are making decisions to relocate here, or expand and grow existing businesses here.

These companies benefit from the city’s diverse economy and the strength of its connected business and industry.


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Forging strong partnerships across all industries and ecosystems

World Business Chicago cultivates relationships across all of our city’s dynamic industries. Connect with us about your corporate growth or expansion, and learn why Chicago is a top-ranked city in the U.S. and world for business.

The Research Center at World Business Chicago: Our team is an extension of your team—providing information and guidance on Chicago’s diverse economy so you can better navigate key decisions.

  • Strategic insights about Chicago’s economy
  • Easily accessible visual data and rankings
  • Streamlined approach to local incentives and opportunities 
  • Economic Recovery Dashboard
  • Chicago Business Bulletin
  • Daily research analysis of Chicago’s economy and business ecosystem

Our Mission

Our mission is to drive inclusive economic growth and job creation, support businesses, and promote Chicago as the leading global city to help our existing companies expand as well as attract new companies.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make Chicago the most business-friendly city in the world by becoming a role model for truly inclusive economic growth, ensuring that all Chicagoans prosper through equitable economic development.

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