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.

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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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The Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), has posted their 2016 Calendar of Board Meetings.

For  more information, please go to their webpage.   All of these meetings are open to the public.

 

 

 

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Our Bureau Chief, Michael Jasso, addressed the City Club of Chicago on December 7, 2015.

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On November 30, President Preckwinkle joined Congresswoman Congresswoman Jan Shakowsky and other elected officials for the Groundbreaking of two Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) properties in Chicago. It was also announced that the Housing Authority of Cook County is the largest housing authority in Illinois to transition all of its properties to smoke free […]

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On November 23, Tim Bleuher, Commissioner of the Cook County  Department of Building and Zoning spoke as part of a workshop sponored by AIA Chicago, BOMA Chicago, and the International Code Council entitled “The Merits of Moving to the International Building Code (IBC).   The event took place in downtown Chicago at DePaul […]

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Thirty-six taxing districts across Cook County have so far submitted requests to Cook County’s No Cash Bid Program for the 2015 program year. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that taxing districts participating in Round 1 & Round 2 will be collecting their Certificates of Purchase during the upcoming week.  View […]

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The Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development and the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium  (CMMC) attended the 2nd Annual Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Summit (IMCP) in Washington DC on October 21-22, 2015. The conference included representatives from the  twenty-four federally designated manufacturing communities. The summit was an opportunity for exchange of best practices, networking, one […]

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A delegation of economic development officials from Brandenburg Germany met with the leaders of the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) on October 8th and leaders of the Chicago Regional Growth Initiative on October 14th. The meetings represented the beginning of a cooperative relationship between the two regions that both boast strong fabricated metals and […]

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Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and its partners are hosting a series of community workshops related to improving the region’s resilience to extreme weather, especially rainstorms that cause floods and damage homes and businesses.

Date, Time and Location:
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Village of Riverdale
Village Board Chambers
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