Chicago is unlike any city in the world.

"If winning multiple championships establishes dynasties, what do you call it when you win 10 years in a row?” asks Site Selection Managing Editor Adam Bruns.

“In Chicagoland, they hand the ball back to the ref and act like they’ve been there before. Because they have. Our project data tell us the metro area continues to attract companies and the talent those companies covet. Led by World Business Chicago, the newly formed Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership and most of all by talented professionals, workers and business leaders, the region continues to meet its challenges with creative solutions, bold programs and the sort of candor and openness that’s almost a Chicago brand."


Why do business in the Chicago region?

Get an overview of the Chicago region's value proposition.


Cost of Business




Strategic Location & Demographics


Employment & Labor Costs

Employment & Labor Costs


Global Ties


pro-Chicago Decisions



Nowhere else will you find the diversity, ingenuity, tenacity, connectivity, and culture of Chicago. Nowhere else can you access a center of business with the values, the spirit of acceptance, and the urban transit and affordability that are sought by young and diverse talent.


Chicago has the versatility to adapt to a changing world, combined with a long tradition of industry and innovation that has made it the most diversified urban economy in the United States. We stand out as the #1 destination for engineering, business, and tech graduates across the Midwest, and have been the top destination in the country for corporate relocations and expansions for the past eight years.


Our location in America’s heartland has made us a strategic hub of transportation and logistics. As a critical intersection of people and goods by air, water, rail, and road—plus fulfillment centers and data networks—Chicago’s connectivity is unmatched.  


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