Michael  Jasso, Bureau chief for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, gave opening remarks at the recent 17th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference, on October 29th. The Calumet National Heritage Area is a bi-state initiative, extending from Chicago’s southeast side to the Indiana Dunes. Mr. Jasso serves on the Millennium Reserve Steering […]

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The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Chicago region is one of 12 communities nationwide re-designated under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative.

The new designation for the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) runs until 2018. The Chicago region was first designated in the inaugural round of IMCP in 2014.

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At the October 5th meeting of the Cook County Board, the Board, with Toni Preckwinkle , President, approved the attached resolution supporting October as Manufacturing Month.

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Celebrating manufacturing throughout our region

We are pleased to participate in the 2016 celebration of Manufacturing Day!  Started over five years ago, the event has grown exponentially and includes not only manufacturing firms, but also high school districts, chambers of commerce, small businesses, community colleges, economic development agencies and thousands of others.

Specifically, […]

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On September 29, joined by Senator Durbin and many residents, the ribbon was cut on Casa Heritage, a development to preserve 142 units of affordable rental housing in Melrose Park. Casa Heritage underwent a year-long rehabilitation of the 142 unit, seven two-story building complex containing a mixture of studio and one-bedroom units. The property will […]

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Meeting Facilitated a Helpful Exchange of Ideas

On September 7, 2016, the Shanghai Delegation for Regional Coordinated Development, City Planning and Management Innovation met with the management team for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development (BED) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). View list of visitors.  The visit was coordinated by […]

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If you haven’t already joined us for Rain Ready community meetings, we hope you are able to join us this month at one of our evening meetings. Rain Ready is a program developed by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), to educate residents and businesses about ways to prevent homes and cities from flooding. Representatives […]

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Three Programs Geared Towards Current and Perspective Home Owners This spring and summer saw the launch of three housing programs, aimed to assist home owners and buyers.

The Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) is targeted towards low to moderate income homebuyers. The Program provides up to 5% of the purchase price as down payment assistance, […]

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners authorized acceptance of a three-year $2 million Lead Hazard Reduction Grant to remove lead-based paint from homes in specific high-risk suburban areas.

In accordance with requirements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Bureau of Economic Development […]

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The German American Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium to launch an innovative and historic exchange with a conference at Harper College, Palatine, Illinois on July 11, 2016. Over 70 persons attended the event which represented the first stop in the “roadshow” focused on metalworking technology that also included stops in […]

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