Appointment Announced at the Third Meeting of the Economic Development and Political Leadership of the Seven Counties of Northeast Illinois and the City of Chicago Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) today announced the appointment of Thomas Hulseman as founding managing director. In this new role, he will help lead an unprecedented collaboration between the seven counties […]

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved Planning for Progress, the County’s comprehensive strategic plan designed to marshal existing funds, gather additional resources, and facilitate partnerships to meet housing, community, and economic development needs between 2015 and 2019. Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) spearheaded Planning for Progress with technical assistance from […]

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Ambitious second term agenda includes robust economic development efforts and continued reform of the county’s criminal justice and public health systems. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle outlined her second term agenda during a speech today at the City Club of Chicago. “In the last four years, we have become a model of effectiveness: setting […]

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The Brookings Institute has written a blog about our unprecedented regional collaboration on exports.    Click here to read the whole story.

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Originally published on November 19, 2014 Preckwinkle Introduces Major Economic Development Initiatives to the Cook County Board of Commissioners      –Four clusters of communities in Southern Cook County to be designated as “Illinois Enterprise Zones” —First BUILT in Cook loan approved for the Cullerton Avenue Industrial Area in the Village of Franklin Park Continue Reading

From the monthly archives: January 2015