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.
Prize Money Fuels Business Growth, Good Deeds
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award. The award is presented annually by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to a high-growth small business with a demonstrated commitment to social impact. The winner of the award receives a cash prize of $50,000 to further fuel business growth, hiring, and give-back to the community.
U.S. Business Leadership Network Names Chamber Program “Affiliate of the Year”
The Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN), a program of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation that works toward greater inclusion of people with disabilities, today was named winner of the 2018 “Affiliate of the Year" Award, presented by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN). The award was announced at the USBLN’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Board Directors of the Chamber's CBLN were present to accept it, along with the CBLN Director and the Interim Executive Director of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which manages the program within the Chicagoland Chamber.
Bruce Lubin of CIBC Begins Two-Year Term