The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce today released its 2019 programming agenda for Mid-Market Chicago, a program founded in 2016 to help grow and support middle market companies (defined as $10mil - $1bil in annual revenue) across Chicagoland.
Mid-Market Update, O'Hare & Member News
Indicators released for Q1 of 2017
Crain's Chicago Op-Ed by Theresa E. Mintle
Chamber President & CEO Theresa E. Mintle makes the forceful case for the Chicagoland business community’s opposition to new taxes, fees, and regulations. Read the Crain’s Chicago Business op-ed (Aug. 25) “The private sector must unite to halt City Hall’s anti-business agenda.” Click here to access the full article.
In partnership with the National Center for the Middle Market, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey of mid-market businesses earlier this year that revealed mid-sized firms in the state of Illinois are healthy and growing, thanks to recent increases in sales and customer bases.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) joined business leaders for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to learn about important international trade issues and how they impact businesses in the Chicagoland region.
According to a study of Illinois-based business leaders, the majority of middle market companies in the state report positive performance, with more than half (51 percent) noting employment gains over the past year. The Illinois Middle Market Study, released today by The National Center for the Middle Market with the support of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and GE Capital, found that 65 percent of these businesses currently report open positions, 71 percent of which are full time.
“Business growth depends on talented workers, and executives in Illinois are telling us that they’re having a tough time finding the people they need – at all levels,” said Thomas A. Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market.
On Wednesday, February 25, DLA Piper hosted Chicago, Cook County, and State of Illinois officials to discuss strategic sourcing opportunities for small and medium size businesses.
What is the key to small and medium-sized business growth in 2014? What are some of the most in-demand workers in the region?