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Posts by: Andrew Hayes
March 1, 2022
Statement re Chicago Sister Cities Moscow Relationship

Dated: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 STATEMENT FROM MAYOR LORI E. LIGHTFOOT  “In light of recent events and upon reflection over these last few days, I believe that Chicago needs to go further in its definitive actions against Russia. That is why yesterday, I directed World Business Chicago to[…]

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March 1, 2022

CHICAGO NAMED TOP METRO FOR CORPORATE INVESTMENT NINTH YEAR IN A ROW BY SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE   “Chicago shows again that it has the brains and the will to establish a vision and the muscle to carry it out.” – Site Selection magazine   CHICAGO—March 1, 2022 Mayor[…]

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September 29, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot & World Business Chicago Announce Chicago Venture Summit 2021

More than 500 VCs, local founders, corporate executives, and startup ecosystem leaders are attending Chicago’s flagship venture capital & startup conference CHICAGO — Mayor Lightfoot today welcomes more than 500 venture capitalists, tech investors, local founders, corporate executives, and startup ecosystem leaders for a sold-out 2021 Chicago Venture[…]

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July 12, 2021
World Business Chicago Unveils New Logo and Visual Identity

World Business Chicago – creating extraordinary impact through equitable and inclusive economic development – unveils new logo and visual identity Reimagined visual identity adopts a more inclusive and sustainable use, displaying the passion, commitment, and excellence for business in Chicago CHICAGO, July 12, 2021 // — World Business Chicago (WBC), the[…]

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June 24, 2021
World Business Chicago Declares Thursday, June 24, as “Unicorn Day” in Chicago

Seven startups achieved unicorn status in 2021, twice as many compared to 2020 CHICAGO – June 24, 2021 – In 2021 alone, seven companies in Chicago have become unicorns (startup companies valued at over $1 billion), according to World Business Chicago and financial data from software firm Pitchbook.[…]

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May 27, 2021
Chicago #1 City in North America for Foreign Direct Investment

CHICAGO #1 CITY IN NORTH AMERICA FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT New Report Shows Chicago #1 for 8th Consecutive Year  CHICAGO–World Business Chicago today announced that, for the eighth year in a row, Chicago leads the U.S. in foreign direct investment (FDI) according to the 2020 IBM Global Location[…]

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May 12, 2021
Michael Fassnacht to serve as the President & CEO of World Business Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 12, 2021 MAYOR LIGHTFOOT & MELLODY HOBSON ANNOUNCE MICHAEL FASSNACHT WILL SERVE AS THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF WORLD BUSINESS CHICAGO  Fassnacht has served as interim President and CEO of World Business Chicago since January of this year.  CHICAGO— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and[…]

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April 28, 2021
Chicago Joins Global La French Tech Community

As the startup capital of the Midwest United States, Chicago joins a global network of 100+ cities and countries around the world recognized as leaders in innovation and technology La French Tech, France’s national tech, and startup initiative, has selected Chicago as part of their global network; recognizing[…]

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