Last March, several winners of the 2013 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.  A very informative discussion took place as questions were raised not only [...]

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Speaking to a breakfast meeting of the Chamber Biz Alliance in the northwest suburbs, President Preckwinkle outlined her work on economic development throughout Cook County.  She talked about the creation of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and the appointment of the Council of Economic Advisors, a group of more than 20 distinguished [...]

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As part of The Chicago Community Trust’s 99th birthday, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development was pleased to host one of the many On the Table events.  We invited colleagues from transportation, technology, planning, budget, and a variety of other perspectives to be part of this imaginative [...]

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Addressing a group of approximately 100 Ministers over breakfast at Monumental Church in Chicago, President Preckwinkle spoke about economic development and the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership.  She opened her remarks talking about the creation of the Bureau of Economic Development shortly after she took office.  Originally, workforce for the County was housed within the Bureau, but [...]

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Mariano’s, a subsidiary of Roundy’s Inc., a leading grocer in the Midwest, named the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, the second largest public workforce system in the U.S., as a local hiring partner for its store locations in Chicago and neighboring suburbs.  View full release.

To find out more about [...]

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Dozens of Cook County employees volunteered on Saturday, April 26th,  to help repair two homes in south suburban Riverdale as part of the annual National Rebuilding Day.   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle toured the homes and gardens, then congratulated the volunteers for their efforts as part of the County’s 23rd consecutive year of participation in [...]

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April 22, 2014 – Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown  announced the opening of the new Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center located at 1330 S. 54th Avenue in Cicero, Illinois. They were joined by Commissioners Daley, Tobolski, Steele and Garcia.   View full [...]

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Thirty-eight taxing districts across Cook County were approved for 420 No Cash Bid purchases as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. Many of those taxing districts began collecting their Certificates of Purchase last week. This marks a 78% increase in the number of approvals over [...]

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Speaking at their annual luncheon on March 28, President Preckwinkle outlined her pro-growth agenda for manufacturing and other initiatives at the Annual Meeting of the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing (AIM).

Highlights of her remarks started with the successful rollback of the sales tax and creation of [...]

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There will be a meeting of the Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) on Wednesday, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 8 AM, 69 West Washington, 4th Floor Conference Room.   If you would like to attend, or for more information, contact:

 

Barbara Maloof, Public Information Officer

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

Phone: [...]

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