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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Next meeting scheduled for March 24, 2017 at 9:00 am  – Malcolm X College

President Preckwinkle joined Commissioner Steele and Alderman Walter Burnett at the February 9, 2017 evening community workforce meeting on the Central Campus Health Center. This was one in a series of community briefings.  As you may already know, there is […]

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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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