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 [...]

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The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, June 26, 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.

Please go to http://www.cookcountylandbank.org/ for an agenda. 

 
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Public Meeting Notice

                        
There will be a meeting of the Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) on:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM, 118 N. Clark Street, Room 436. 

The purpose of this meeting is to consider the following applications for Class 7b tax incentives.

 Weichai America Corporation

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Speaking to a packed audience of BOMA (Building and Office Manager’s Association) members at their downtown Chicago luncheon on June 19, President Preckwinkle spoke about progress on economic development for Cook County and future plans for growth.  She started about the positive impact of rolling back the sales tax on families and businesses,  and [...]

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Draft 2014 Annual Action Plan    

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds on an annual entitlement basis from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). [...]

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle announced the formation of a new Latino Advisory Council composed of a diverse group of leaders who will help the County develop a strategy to better engage, serve, and connect with the Latino community, which represents 24% of the total population in Cook County.   View full release in [...]

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Public Hearing Notice

Proposed Funding Allocations and Uses (for Future Inclusion in Draft 2014 Annual Action Plan)   

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds on an annual [...]

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Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development filled in for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle at the May 29th Roundtable on GO TO 2040, Metropolitan Chicago’s first regional comprehensive plan,  spanning the seven-county region, developed after nearly three years of research, public input, [...]

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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Governor Pat Quinn, and Senator Dick Durbin have announced  that the Chicago Metro Region is one of the first 12 locations to be designated a “Manufacturing Community” through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. The U.S. Commerce Department-led program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of [...]

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The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors will meet on:

Thursday, May 29, 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 more information, or to obtain an agenda, please go to their website: [...]

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