Contact: President’s Press Office, (312) 603-3323 press@cookcountyil.gov Goal: To further economic growth in the region The Chicago Regional Growth Initiatives (CRGI), an unprecedented collaboration among Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties and the City of Chicago to further regional economic growth, has been selected to develop a regional […]

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If you live or work in the far south suburbs, we need your voice to help shape the County’s agenda in your area. The Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Cook County Justice Advisory Council and Department of Homeland Security, want to learn more about what south suburban community […]

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On February 16, the winners of the 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards joined President Preckwinkle for a roundtable discussion about their innovations and the positive impact they could have for the County and our entire region. President Preckwinkle noted that all of the 204 winners since 2002 are still in business today.  After President Preckwinkle’s opening […]

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On January 21, President Preckwinkle, along with staff from the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium  (CMMC) Bureau of Economic Development, visited United Displaycraft in Des Plaines, which employes over 200 persons, designs and manufactures in-store merchandising displays for retailers for a range of industries, including food and beverage, electronics, toys, hardware and apparel. The tour […]

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On January 22, Susan Campbell, Director of Planning and Development within our Bureau, spoke at the Winter Forum of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC).  Events such as this allow us to share valuable ideas and information to help communities and businesses in the Southland thrive. Ms. Campbell’s remarks focused on a collaborative effort […]

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From the monthly archives: February 2016