Our team provides direct support and advocacy for priority projects seeking funding at the local, state, and federal level. At the core of our work is inclusive and equitable economic development.



Actively connecting with federal, state, and local officials to garner public and private funding for Chicago


The Chicago area and the state of Illinois compete with traditional life science hubs to root for The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health in Chicago.

Good Jobs Challenge

38.5% of the population over 24 have a bachelor’s degree or higher—more than the national average (31.3%) and the highest of the five largest U.S. cities.

Magnificent Mile Cultural Showcases

Together with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protections and the Magnificent Mile Association, the cultural showcases use COVID relief funds to turn the city's famous luxury retail district into a hub of culture.

Open Call for Vendors

We are looking to support diverse hospitality and live events entities through business and growth opportunities.

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