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We lead Chicago's economic development

Each of our priority initiatives below has a team lead by subject matter experts. 

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Business Development, Foreign Direct Investment and Global Strategic Investment

The  concierge between your business and the City of Chicago Mayor's office-- we assist businesses with expansion, site selection, government relations and access to workforce and talent.  

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Innovation and Venture

We champion Chicago founders, innovators,  VCs, & unicorns. Our programs & initiatives drive inclusive growth & opportunity for our tech, innovation, & startup ecosystem. 

Community Impact

We drive equitable and inclusive economic development. We are here to assist businesses looking to expand and grow in Chicago, including our 77 neighborhoods. 

Talent and Workforce

Recruit the best talent for any market through our connections between Chicago employers to talent and workforce. We support programs to lift Chicago's workforce in training and access to careers.

Global Strategic Initiatives

Chicago has a number of global strategic partnerships with other cities. Our global ties with international trade and major trade countries simplify doing business.

Public Sector Investment Strategy

We actively connect with federal, state, local, public and private funding partners and programs. Inclusive and equitable economic development is central to our work. 


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