The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is thrilled by today’s announcement from the Barack Obama Foundation that the Obama Presidential Library will be located in South Side Chicago. We congratulate the University of Chicago and the City of Chicago for their tireless efforts to earn the winning bid for the Obama Presidential Library.

The Obama Presidential Library will be an economic and cultural asset, enlivening the local community on the South Side of Chicago and across the city through economic development, new jobs, and opportunities for all residents of Chicago. As a strong supporter of bringing the Obama Presidential Library to Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce joins in celebrating today’s announcement.