Community Workforce Intake Briefing Central Campus Health Center – Evening Meeting Mark your calendars for Thursday evening, February 9th   We want to invite you to our upcoming community briefing on the Central Campus Health Center. Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and other elected officials will join our project team to brief the […]

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You are invited to participate in a Community Workforce/Intake Conference for the Cook County Central Campus Health Center. This conference welcomes career seeking individuals who are in search of a position in the construction industry.  This entire area is in the process of true urban transformation in the heart of our County. Building this […]

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Cook County Commissioners approved seven proposals from President Toni Preckwinkle’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) that will provide tax incentives to businesses in Cook County.  The incentives, which will either create new or save existing jobs, were approved in the following communities: Chicago, Elk Grove Village, Lansing, Oak Forest, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, and Summit.

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The Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is an advisory committee appointed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to advise the County regarding policies, strategies, and plans to improve the business environment, has released and published their 2017 schedule of meetings.   EDAC’s members represent a broad range of public, private, and […]

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Bureau Chief Michael Jasso and our Director of Planning and Development, Susan Campbell, presented our economic development organization and planning priorities to the Shenzhen International Metropolis Innovation and Management Delegation on December 5. As part of their presentation, they explained President Preckwinkle’s vision and priorities for economic growth both in Cook County and the region.

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The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners broke ground on a new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago. View full release.

A community briefing was offered by President Preckwinkle and the project team two days prior to the groundbreaking. […]

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Susan Campbell, Director, Cook County Department of Planning and Development filled in for President Preckwinkle on November 17, 2016 joining other elected officials, housing administrators and residents at a ribbon cutting for Thorn Creek Senior Living in Thorndale, Illinois. Village President Bob Kolash of Thornton, and Elizabeth Gerr from the Illinois Housing Development Authority […]

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Michael  Jasso, Bureau chief for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, gave opening remarks at the recent 17th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference, on October 29th. The Calumet National Heritage Area is a bi-state initiative, extending from Chicago’s southeast side to the Indiana Dunes. Mr. Jasso serves on the Millennium Reserve Steering […]

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The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Chicago region is one of 12 communities nationwide re-designated under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative.

The new designation for the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) runs until 2018. The Chicago region was first designated in the inaugural round of IMCP in 2014.

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At the October 5th meeting of the Cook County Board, the Board, with Toni Preckwinkle , President, approved the attached resolution supporting October as Manufacturing Month.

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