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."
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).
Annual Chicagoland Chamber Prestigious Award Honors Richman for His Civic and Business Vision and Accomplishments
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.
New platform to facilitate efficient, bias-free recruiting to connect Chicago’s diverse talent with in-demand jobs
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.
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.
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.