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The Research Center

providing quality information so you can better navigate key decisions.

The World Business Chicago Research Center curates original content and data analysis on many facets of the city’s diverse economy.

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Who We Are

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Our team is an extension of your team—providing information and guidance on Chicago’s diverse economy so you can better navigate key decisions.

  • Strategic insights about Chicago’s economy
  • Easily accessible visual data and rankings
  • Streamlined approach to local incentives and opportunities
  • Economic Recovery Dashboard
  • Chicago Business Bulletin
  • Daily research analysis of Chicago’s economy and business ecosystem

Our Mission

Our mission is to drive inclusive economic growth and job creation, support businesses, and promote Chicago as the leading global city to help our existing companies expand as well as attract new companies.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make Chicago the most business-friendly city in the world by becoming a role model for truly inclusive economic growth, ensuring that all Chicagoans prosper through equitable economic development.

Our Sector

Forging strong partnerships across all industries and ecosystems

World Business Chicago cultivates relationships across all of our city’s dynamic industries. Connect with us about your corporate growth or expansion, and learn why Chicago is a top-ranked city in the U.S. and world for business.

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Food Innovation & Manufacturing

Chicago is the nation's food innovation and manufacturing capital. The city's proximity to the nation's most productive farmland and an extensive transportation network helped grow the historic industry.

Finance & Fintech

Chicago is the nation's food innovation and manufacturing capital. The city's proximity to the nation's most productive farmland and an extensive transportation network helped grow the historic industry.

Innovation & Technology

Chicago is the nation's food innovation and manufacturing capital. The city's proximity to the nation's most productive farmland and an extensive transportation network helped grow the historic industry.

Life Sciences

Chicago is the nation's food innovation and manufacturing capital. The city's proximity to the nation's most productive farmland and an extensive transportation network helped grow the historic industry.

Manufacturing

Chicago is the nation's food innovation and manufacturing capital. The city's proximity to the nation's most productive farmland and an extensive transportation network helped grow the historic industry.

Transportation & Logistics Tech

Chicago is the nation's food innovation and manufacturing capital. The city's proximity to the nation's most productive farmland and an extensive transportation network helped grow the historic industry.

Our Key Initiatives

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  • Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnerships

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  • Chicagoland Climate Investment Alliance

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  • Chicago Sister Cities International

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  • Talent & Workforce

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Our Work & What We Do
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