Post submitted by Vanessa Uribe, Vanessa.Uribe@cookcountyil.gov

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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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 a 7.5% local area impact hiring goal – the location defined as a 3 […]

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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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