World Business Chicago is the city of Chicago’s public‑private economic development agency.Feature Stories
THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL 2023 GALA: CELEBRATING DIPLOMACY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
Oct. 12 is fast approaching. We invite you to join us for a memorable evening celebrating Chicago’s leading status as a world-class city.
To secure your seat go to worldbusinesschicago.com/gala now.
CHI DEVICE DONATION MONTH
World Business Chicago joins Mayor Brandon Johnson, Compudopt, and PC’s for People in leading a new month-long effort to collect unused computers and devices.
DID YOU KNOW? As many as 260,000 Chicago households do not have access to a computer at home. We encourage Chicago companies and organizations to donate old devices to foster an inclusive and accessible city. Organizations interested in donating their retired computers can fill out a pledge form and will be contacted by PCs for People or Compudopt to schedule a pickup.
Link to pledge a donation:
CHICAGO OPENS TWO NEW CULTURAL POP-UP MARKETS
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.
Learn more at: https://worldbusinesschicago.com/showcase/
“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.
CHICAGO NAMED TOP METRO FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Site Selection Magazine named the Chicago region as the Top Metro in the US for corporate relocation and site selection for the tenth consecutive year. This announcement was made during the pro-Chicagoland Decisions 2022 celebratory event at the Terminal.
Select PCD companies were honored with the prestigious awards: pro-Chicagoland decisions, FDI Trailblazer, Impact Maker, Up-and-Coming Innovator, Community Impact, and Innovation Champion Awards for 2022.
Access photos from the celebration here.
CHICAGO H1B CONNECT
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 gotechchicago.com/h1b 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.
Chicago business featured stories.
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 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 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.