The Council of Economic Advisors held their first working session on Monday, October 29.  Appointed by President Preckwinkle earlier this year,  the Council will provide high-level advice on industry clusters that are expected to grow,  such as transportation, logistics and manufacturing that are historic hallmarks of this region’s economy, and the public investments that will make expansion possible […]

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President Preckwinkle Announces Modification to the Proposed Buy Local Tax Change provides incentives to businesses and residents who buy goods in Cook County Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a modification to the proposed Buy Local Tax, which incentivizes businesses and residents to buy goods in Cook County by increasing the exemption from […]

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Affordable Housing Website Launched – Upcoming Event on Affordable Housing Today, the Bureau of Economic Development rolled out their new website geared towards affordable housing in Cook County, IL. Highlights of the website include the work of the Department of Planning and Development and their work with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)  and HOME Programs.  […]

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Vacant Building Ordinance Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Oak Lawn   Last week, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed an Intergovernmental Agreement between Cook County and the Village of Oak Lawn to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance. President Preckwinkle introduced the Intergovernmental Agreement on September 10, 2012.   […]

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We Want to Hear from You!

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We want to hear from you! The Bureau of Economic Development has just published the Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2011 Annual Action Plan Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2012 Annual Action Plan and the Draft Revised Citizen Participation Plan on-line, for review and comment at: http://blog.cookcountyil.gov/economicdevelopment/legal-notices-and-applications/ The Draft 2011 Consolidated Annual Performance and […]

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From the monthly archives: October 2012