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On September 12, 2014 By barbara.maloof
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected the Park Forest Maker Space as one of 50 winners in the first ever nation-wide Growth Accelerator Fund competition, as announced by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet in Washington, D.C. on Sept 5. In May, the SBA launched the $2.5 million competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial [...]Continue Reading →
On September 10, 2014 By barbara.maloof
On September 3, 2014, Michael Jasso, Director of Planning and Development joined other County Bureau and Department Heads in briefing the Beijing Delegation for an Innovative Society. Many in the delegation deal with government, human resources, and housing in Beijing, China.
Mr. Jasso talked about economic development in Cook County. He spoke about our planning [...]Continue Reading →
On September 10, 2014 By barbara.maloof
The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is hosting an open ideas workshop charrette to generate feedback and ideas about the potential future of the site.The two-week charrette will kick off with an event on Tuesday, September 23 featuring a presentation from [...]Continue Reading →
On August 19, 2014 By barbara.maloof
The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the hour of 8:00 AM at the Metropolitan Planning Council located
at 140 South Dearborn Street, Fourteenth Floor, Suite 1400, Chicago, Illinois.
To obtain the agenda, or for more information, please contact them directly at: Continue Reading →
On July 31, 2014 By barbara.maloof
Speaking to a packed audience on July 29, President Preckwinkle helped kick off the Chicago Innovation Awards reception in downtown Chicago.
President Preckwinkle started by noting the event celebrates innovation in all its forms, big company and small, for-profit and not-for-profit, high tech, low tech and no tech, across all industries and [...]Continue Reading →
On July 24, 2014 By barbara.maloof
Major Step Forward in Implementation of Sustainability Goals
The Cook County Board of Commissioners has approved a Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance that will continue the County’s advancement of its “green” initiatives.
“I believe that Cook County should be a world-class model of sustainability,” stated President Preckwinkle. “The passage and implementation of this ordinance is [...]Continue Reading →
On July 22, 2014 By barbara.maloof
CCLBA Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda
The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the hour of 8:00 AM, at the Metropolitan Planning Council located at 140 South Dearborn Street, Fourteenth Floor, Suite 1400, Chicago, Illinois.
For the agenda, to attend, and for more [...]Continue Reading →
On July 18, 2014 By barbara.maloof
Speaking to a full house in Albany Park from the North River Commission, Albany Park and Lincoln Square Chambers of Commerce on July 16, President Preckwinkle talked about economic development in Cook County. The luncheon address included her work as a regional leader.
President Preckwinkle explained that last December, County board chief executives from [...]Continue Reading →
Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief for Economic Development, filled in for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle at the groundbreaking for Fox Motors on June 24th. As Mr. Brewer noted in his remarks, President Preckwinkle was on board from the very beginning for this project, and was very pleased to work with Fox Motors to make the [...]Continue Reading →
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