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Tremendous Talent

Stellar educational institutions, including two of the world's top business schools, develop a steady stream of talent in Chicago. The city's downtown “Loop” is the largest college town in Illinois.

Chicago's Workforce and Education
145k

college & university degrees conferred annually by the more than 150 Chicago area institutions

#1

Best connected airport in the U.S. according to MIT's Airport Connectivity Quality Index

Central Location

Chicago is at the center of the east-west nexus joining Europe and Asia, and the north-south nexus of NAFTA. Our airport system handles 1,460 daily departures, with non-stop service to 200+ global destinations. Six of the nation's seven Class I railroads connect here, and virtually every major data network in the world intersects here.

Chicago's Central Location

Most Diversified Economy in the U.S.

Chicago's not a one-industry-town. That diversification keeps the economy strong even during times of trouble for certain sectors.

Chicago's Strong & Diverse Economy
14%

is the largest portion of the workforce that any single industry employs in Chicago

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  • Development Intern

    World Business Chicago is seeking qualified candidates for a paid Development Internship position starting October 2017 and ending February 2018. Read More

  • Senior Business Relationship Associate, CASE

    Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) is seeking a Senior Business Relationship Associate for a full time position that reports to the Business Relationship Manager of CASE to support the management of the Diagnostic Tool platform and targeted matching process as well as the user experience for small businesses and for anchors. Read More

  • Communications Intern

    The Communications Intern will work as a member of the Marketing & Communications team on a variety of projects that involve government affairs, media relations, social media, campaign development and more. Read More

  • How to Raise Capital in Chicago

    ChicagoNEXT's Mark Tebbe explains how Chicago is becoming one of the best cities for the next generation of entrepreneurs Read More

  • The Making of CASE: A Fellowship Story

    How WBC Fellows Drive Inclusive Economic Growth Through Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) Read More

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