Funds to be invested in affordable housing projects in Ford Heights, Hines, LaGrange, and Park Forest

Construction and/or rehabilitation is anticipated this year on four projects to develop affordable housing as a result of loans totaling $9 million from Cook County’s HOME Investment Partnership Program. The projects, whose loans were approved by the County Board […]

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On February 24, Susan Campbell, Director of Planning and Development, spoke at Commissioner Boykin’s (District 1) manufacturing breakfast which included ways to spur economic growth in Cook County and the region. Joining Susan at the breakfast were Daniel Betts and Irene Sherr of our staff.

Highlights of their remarks included: President Preckwinkle’s commitment to economic development and growing […]

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Goal: To further economic growth in the region

The Chicago Regional Growth Initiatives (CRGI), an unprecedented collaboration among Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties and the City of Chicago to further regional economic growth, has been selected to develop a […]

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If you live or work in the far south suburbs, we need your voice to help shape the County’s agenda in your area.

The Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Cook County Justice Advisory Council and Department of Homeland Security, want to learn more about what south suburban community […]

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On February 16, the winners of the 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards joined President Preckwinkle for a roundtable discussion about their innovations and the positive impact they could have for the County and our entire region. President Preckwinkle noted that all of the 204 winners since 2002 are still in business today.  After President Preckwinkle’s opening […]

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On January 21, President Preckwinkle, along with staff from the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium  (CMMC) Bureau of Economic Development, visited United Displaycraft in Des Plaines, which employes over 200 persons, designs and manufactures in-store merchandising displays for retailers for a range of industries, including food and beverage, electronics, toys, hardware and apparel.

The tour […]

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On January 22, Susan Campbell, Director of Planning and Development within our Bureau, spoke at the Winter Forum of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC).  Events such as this allow us to share valuable ideas and information to help communities and businesses in the Southland thrive.

Ms. Campbell’s remarks focused on a collaborative effort […]

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The Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), has posted their 2016 Calendar of Board Meetings.

For  more information, please go to their webpage.   All of these meetings are open to the public.

 

 

 

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Our Bureau Chief, Michael Jasso, addressed the City Club of Chicago on December 7, 2015.

Click here to view the full video.

 

 

 

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On November 23, Tim Bleuher, Commissioner of the Cook County  Department of Building and Zoning spoke as part of a workshop sponored by AIA Chicago, BOMA Chicago, and the International Code Council entitled “The Merits of Moving to the International Building Code (IBC).   The event took place in downtown Chicago at DePaul […]

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