Arthur  (Art) Williams, MBA, Program Manager for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, participated as part of a funder’s panel hosted by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort on March 27 at Harold Washington College.

Participants included representatives from: Wintrust, Silicon Valley Bank, Somercor 504, Accion Chicago and Valley Economic Development Corp and the Cook County [...]

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Today, Cook County President Preckwinkle met with the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) and laid out her  action oriented agenda for economic development, both in Cook County and the region.

She started by thanking all who serve on EDAC for their hard work.  In  2014, EDAC and the Bureau of Economic Development [...]

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Earlier this month, on March 17, Deputy Commissioner Courtney Pogue spoke about “The Future Ahead” at the University of Illinois (Chicago) UIC Idea Exchange.

Speaking to a packed room of retailers, developers, brokers, property managers, business owners and public sector officials, Courtney explained the pro-active work Cook County has been doing under the Preckwinkle Administration [...]

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The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) hosted a regional meeting on Thursday, March 19th at the NIU Campus in Naperville, DuPage County home of the Rev3 Innovation Center.  The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the growing network of incubators, co-working spaces, and Maker [...]

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The next meeting of the Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) will occur on March 25, 2015 –  8:00 AM – 69 W. Washington, 17th Floor Conference  Center.

See Public Notice.

For more information on EDAC, go to our website: www.cookcountyil.gov/edac

 

 

 

 

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that Susan M. Campbell has joined her administration as the new Director of Planning and  Development.

“Susan is a dedicated, results-oriented corporate executive with extensive experience in architecture, planning, and real estate development”, stated  Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. “Over the years we have worked together on numerous redevelopment [...]

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Program Designed to Encourage Chicago’s Leading Institutions to Support Neighborhood Small Businesses; Potential to Drive $80 Million in Additional Revenue to Small Businesses

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and World Business Chicago announced  an expansion of the Chicago Anchors for a [...]

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Speaking to a packed room of well wishers, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle presented Jack Lanigan, Sr. (AKA, Senior), with the first “Big Shoes Award,” on March 11, given by the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC) to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs in the Chicago Southland for their efforts and example as community leaders.   “He is [...]

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The winners of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards joined President Preckwinkle on March 6 for a roundtable discussion about their innovations and the positive impact they could have for the County and our entire region. After President Preckwinkle’s opening remarks, co-founder Tom Kuczmarski explained the Awards, then each person had time to explain their innovation. [...]

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Last evening, after visiting the south suburbs of Cook County, the U.S. Delegation for Chinese Logistics Industries met downtown for a reception with President Preckwinkle, at a gathering sponsored by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA). The event was structured to focus on learning [...]

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