Economic Development was the lead topic, as María Choca Urban, Director of Planning and Development for our Bureau, spoke at a summit of professionals on Regional Policy Objectives and Strategic Collaborations.   The summit on economic development was co-hosted  by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association  (SSMMA), Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, Cook County Department of Planning and […]

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President Preckwinkle, joined by Reverend Harry Roberts, President, Board of Directors of South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) ,  Mayor Welch of County Club Hills, and Mike Wasserberg, Executive Director, South Suburban PADS, cut the ribbon on the new Wellness Center in Country Club Hills, yesterday morning. In her remarks, President Preckwinkle remembered that […]

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Conference – Lithuania: Your Strategic Gateway to Europe – September 21, 2012 – Bilateral Business Forum We’re helping spread the word about this conference for anyone in the County interested in economic development. This annual conference is organized under the framework of the World Lithuanian Economic Forum (WLEF) and serves as a platform for Lithuanian […]

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President Toni Preckwinkle announced a strategic road project that will promote economic growth in the South Suburbs, earlier today.  The County will use $8-$10 million dollars in Motor Fuel Tax funds to reconstruct and widen Center Street from 159th Street to 171st Street—a crucial truck route in Harvey.   The County has been working closely with […]

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Center Street between 159th and 171st Streets – Enhancing economic growth  in Harvey and the South Suburbs The reconstruction and expansion of this vital truck route will greatly enhance the transportation network around the City of Harvey’s Industrial Park, which includes Canadian National’s Gateway Intermodal Terminal, UPS, and other national and local businesses. View Renderings: Cross-Section […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an agreement to the Cook County Board of Commissioners between the County and the Village of Oak Lawn to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance.   The Intergovernmental Agreement is the result of the efforts undertaken by the Bureau of Economic Development, the Department of Building […]

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Looking for Work?

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Looking for work and live in Cook County? As you know, Cook County and the City of Chicago officially launched the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP), in July.  They recently updated some job information and links to job websites. To learn more about the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and view dates for some of the resume writing, […]

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From the monthly archives: September 2012