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This morning, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released September 2014 figures for its Midwest Economy Index (MEI). The MEI is a weighted average of 129 indicators designed to measure non-farm business activity in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI, WI, IA).

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), in partnership with Accion Chicago and World Business Chicago, today launched Capital Access Centers (CACs), a six-month pilot program that will help small businesses access the capital needed for growth.

This morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary September 2014 unemployment rates for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The unemployment rate measures the percentage of the local workforce that reports itself as being out of work, information that the government collects by surveying households.

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