Nov 26, 2019

Chamber Statement in Response to Passage of the 2020 Chicago Budget

Chamber CEO Jack Lavin issued a statement in response to the passage of the City of Chicago 2020 Budget:

“The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by Mayor Lightfoot’s efforts to seek common-sense solutions for next year’s city budget, including identifying some operational efficiencies and consolidating of departments. We recognize the significant undertaking it is to address the city’s financial challenges."

Nov 22, 2019

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to Provide Employee Training Grants to Area Companies

Program in partnership with Illinois BIS offers valuable workforce training

Recent studies have shown that up to 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in its employees, reinforcing the need for companies of all sizes to provide hard and soft skill training to its workforce. Common barriers of providing employee training are often the cost and time needed to implement the training. A new program from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce helps solve both those problems by providing grants of up to 50% off the cost of trainings designed and implemented by Illinois Business Innovation Services (IL BIS).
Oct 28, 2019

28th Annual Daniel Burnham Award Dinner November 6 to Celebrate Achievements of Larry Richman of CIBC Bank

Annual Chicagoland Chamber Prestigious Award Honors Richman for His Civic and Business Vision and Accomplishments

Oct 23, 2019

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Statement In Response to Mayor Lightfoot’s Budget Address

May 22, 2019

Business and labor urge governor and lawmakers to pass legislation to grow data center industry

Legislation would create greater economic growth and new union, IT industry jobs

The business and labor communities are calling on the governor and lawmakers to pass legislation that would create tax incentives for the state's data center industry, bring high-paying trade labor union jobs to Illinois, and create greater economic opportunities and additional revenue streams for our communities. It is a win-win for the state of Illinois and its workers. 

May 1, 2019

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce launches new talent platform with $1.3 million from JPMorgan Chase

New platform to facilitate efficient, bias-free recruiting to connect Chicago’s diverse talent with in-demand jobs

Apr 17, 2019

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Study Projects $120 Billion in New Tax Revenues, Other Public Benefits of ONE Central

Transformative South Loop development brings greater transit access and economic growth to Chicago region and state

With existing transit lines beyond capacity and 19.1 million additional Loop transit riders since 2000, improvements to Chicago’s infrastructure are drastically needed to support the growing number of Chicago commuters and business travelers. Today, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce released a report reinforcing how the proposed ONE Central infrastructure and mixed-use development would serve as a transformative economic engine and civic asset that integrates the region’s transit systems, creates new jobs, and establishes a gateway between the city’s central business district to the South Side, and the lakefront civic and cultural institutions.

Apr 3, 2019

Chicagoland Middle Market Business Survey Results Reveal Mid-Sized Businesses Driving Economic Growth and Job Creation

Executives Cautious to Invest Capital and Region Sees Drop in National and Global Economic Confidence

This year’s annual Chicagoland Mid-Market Survey, released today and conducted by the National Center for the Middle Market in partnership with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, reveals trends and concerns of this market’s C-suite.
Mar 27, 2019

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Endorses Lori Lightfoot for Mayor

Jan 25, 2019

STUDY: Illinois would benefit from tax incentives for digital data centers

Chicagoland Chamber President & CEO: Opportunity to Attract High-Paying Jobs

AURORA, CHICAGO (January 25, 2019) — Illinois showed significantly weaker growth in data center markets than surrounding states that have data center incentives, according to a report published by Mangum Economics. 

“The report highlights the need for data center incentives in Illinois so we can stay competitive in the data center market in an increasingly digitally-connected world,” said Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch.