On April 20, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the County’s Dunne Administration Building had achieved LEED Gold certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and denotes an improvement to a building’s lifecycle performance, based on a point system, that provides associated environmental, health and financial benefits.

“When I first took […]

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With over 1,000 volunteers annually, including lawyers, certified public accountants, graduate students in accounting and business, and others, Ladder Up offers free tax return preparation services to low- and moderate-income people throughout Cook County. They provide hardworking people with financial resources such as free tax return preparation, college financial aid application assistance, and practical money […]

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On Saturday, April 8th, teams competed and developed projects that connect experiential learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) around the themes of team-based product design, prototyping, problem-solving and innovation. The regional robotics and engineering Olympics event, paired 13 manufacturing companies with local high schools for mentorship and sponsorship throughout the year.

“As many […]

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President Toni Preckwinkle stops for a photo with economic and political leaders at the March 23, 2017 meeting of the Chicago Regional Growth Initiative (CRGI) which discusses strategies to strengthen the regional economy.  The meeting was held in  Yorkville, Illinois.

Listed below from left to right:

Michael Jasso, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Economic Development Cook […]

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The Cook County Land Bank Authority has announced the second release of their tax certificate program. Phase Two will focus on the release of 385 commercial and industrial parcels, which translates to 175 vacant and/or tax delinquent storefronts and warehouses at various locations around Cook County.  Click here for more information and to […]

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On March 24, the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) and Choose DuPage hosted “Metals and Machinery Manufacturing: Talent, Development, and Retention” at the College of DuPage. Over 60 participants heard from local manufacturers about their experience with talent development and retention.

Jim Jett, President of CHIPS Manufacturing, […]

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Last evening, President Toni Preckwinkle joined the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) in celebrating the completion of their plans for the Calumet Corridor in south suburban Cook County and issued a “Call to Action” to the packed auditorium about potential cuts to federal funds and the impact in our communities.

President Preckwinkle began […]

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This month, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) released six RainReady plans for the Calumet Corridor communities of Blue Island, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Dolton, Riverdale, and Robbins. The plans, whose development was funded via the County’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program,  establish a distinct path forward in each town to […]

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On February 21, winners of the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards joined President Preckwinkle for a round table discussion about their innovations and the positive impact they could have for the County and our entire region.

In her remarks, President Preckwinkle noted several important points:

• The Chicago Innovation Awards received a record-breaking 643 nominees […]

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Each year, the Bureau of Economic Development partners with the Department of Planning and Development to solicit grant applications for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and the Emergency Solutions Program (ESG). We have now posted this year’s applications on our website.

To view and download the grant applications, please go to our website at: […]

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