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2017 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International host the Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners, on December 8, 2017 at Hilton Chicago

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Consuls general from around the world working to promote cultural and economic relations between the City of Chicago and their respective countries

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graduates from 138 degree-granting colleges & universities

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

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

12%

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

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

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  • Director of Research

    The Director of Research is responsible for leading the Research team on key initiatives, requests for information, and cross-functional project teams. The individual is a self-starter, hard-working, and eager to engage in an “all-hands-on-deck” small-team environment and a passion for applying research to drive economic development in Chicago through WBC’s mission and goals. The position is full-time and reports to the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Administration. Read More

  • International Program Manager, Chicago Sister Cities International

    Chicago Sister Cities International is seeking an International Program Manager. The manager furthers Chicago Sister Cities International’s mission to promote Chicago as a global city, develop international partnerships and networks, and share best practices on a city-to-city basis. Read More

  • Creative Manager

    World Business Chicago (WBC) seeks a full-time Creative Manager to oversee creation of art, photo, video, and layout design, establishes and implements design and format standards and processes to produce consistent and high quality results. Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications the Creative Manager leads and directs the design and production of visual materials and media used for advertising and web communications. Read More

  • Program Director, CASE

    World Business Chicago (WBC) seeks a full-time Program Director, CASE (Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy) to oversee the coordination and administration of the CASE program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.  The Program Director for CASE reports to the Executive Vice President of Neighborhood and Strategic Initiatives (EVP of NSI). Read More

  • Director of Marketing and Communications

    The Director of Marketing and Communications supports the organization’s mission, vision and values and is responsible for all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing the marketing and communications strategy. Read More

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