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Chicago Growing, First Quarter 2017

Microsystems and Trustwave expand global headquarters in Chicago


Microsystems recently announced it is relocating its global headquarters to 300 South Riverside Plaza in downtown Chicago. The company noted that its new central location will be more convenient for employees and facilitate better client service through its proximity to major business events, conferences, client offices, cultural centers and transportation. Microsystems expects to add nearly 100 new jobs by the end of 2018.

Founded in 1995, Microsystems has become a leading provider of document authoring, editing, formatting, proofreading and metadata scrubbing software, serving the legal and life sciences industries.

“We are very excited to move to the vibrant downtown Chicago area,” said Microsystems President Avaneesh Marwaha. “Our team is looking forward to getting closer to the heart of the city, to our customers and becoming more immersed in the thriving Chicago technology, legal, medical and business communities.”


Trustwave also recently opened a new and expanded headquarters in downtown Chicago. Located at 70 West Madison Street, the office supports approximately 300 employees and reflects the company’s brand, success and culture as one of the industry’s fastest-growing cybersecurity and managed security services providers.

“Trustwave’s commitment to and expansion in downtown Chicago demonstrates Chicago’s blossoming tech scene and ability to draw a skilled workforce for high-tech companies,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This expansion not only benefits its current employees, but also provides jobs for residents across Chicago and strengthens our growing tech economy.”

By the end of 2017, when the second and final phase of construction is set to be completed, Trustwave will have increased the size of its global headquarters by 65 percent and create room for more than 700 Chicago-based employees. About a third of Trustwave’s approximately 1,700 global employees are based in Chicago, and Trustwave is hiring more sales, engineering, security research and operations talent at an aggressive pace to support its growth.

In addition to Microsystems and Trustwave, more than 71 companies expanded or relocated in Chicago region in the first quarter of 2017, illustrated in this issue of Chicago Growing:

Acacia Spice Company Chicago Location
Accurate Partitions Headquarters
AFI Industries Chicago Location
Amazon Chicago Location
AmTab Chicago Location
Apollo Flow Controls Chicago Location
Ark Logistics Chicago Location
BDT Capital Partners Headquarters
Black Horse Carriers Chicago Location
Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide Headquarters
B-O-F Corporation Headquarters
Caterpillar Headquarters
COEO Solutions, LLC Headquarters
Convenience Concepts Chicago Location
Coregistics Chicago Location
Crate & Barrel Chicago Location
Cree Chicago Location
Dyson Headquarters
Dyson Chicago Location
EXP Headquarters
First Midwest Bank Headquarters
Fisher Container Corp Headquarters
Flex-N-Gate Chicago Location
Frost Lighting Headquarters
GGP Chicago Location
Globetec International Ltd. Chicago Location
Goby Headquarters
Gold Standard Baking Chicago Location
Great Wolf Resorts Chicago Location
Guaranteed Rate Chicago Location
Haribo of America Chicago Location
Helm Group Chicago Location
Henry Broch & Company Headquarters
Hickory Farms Headquarters
Home Chef Headquarters
Jiangsu Hengli Hydraulic Headquarters
KOVAL Distillery Chicago Location
KPMG Chicago Location
Lawrence Screw Products Headquarters
Level Office Headquarters
Lyft Chicago Location
Mediafly Chicago Location
Morgan/Harbour Construction Headquarters
National Express Headquarters
Navya Tech Headquarters
Nichols Display Group Headquarters
Nitel Headquarters
Northern Glass, Inc. Headquarters
Nova Transportation Systems Chicago Location
Nufarm Chicago Location
Okabe Headquarters
Outcome Health Headquarters
Oxxford Clothes Headquarters
Parts Town Headquarters
PBE Jobbers Chicago Location
PPM America Headquarters
Prestige Metal Products Headquarters
Radicon Headquarters
Salco Products Headquarters
ShopRunner Chicago Location
Sikich LLP Chicago Location
SureWerx Chicago Location
Switchboard Apparatus (SAI) Chicago Location
Systematic Screen Printing Headquarters
Technotrix Headquarters
The Climate Corporation Chicago Location
The Climate Corporation Chicago Location
United Transportation Headquarters
Visionworks Chicago Location
World Bioproducts Chicago Location
XPO Logistics Chicago Location

Refers to data (where disclosed) for new and expanding companies with a physical address in the 14-county Chicago region that meet Site Selection Magazine Conway Project Database criteria, and/or is a headquarters facility, and/or was assisted by World Business Chicago (WBC). WBC captures project information from media outlets, press releases, company websites, subscription services and WBC internal reporting; the quality of each record depends on the availability of data and resources to input and confirm information. Data is finalized in the first quarter of the following year to allow for the time lag in project reporting; year-to-date numbers are subject to revision

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