Chicago is unlike any city in the world.

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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