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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


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

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


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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    World Business Chicago (WBC) seeks a full-time Date Analyst for its Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) initiative. The Data Analyst will support CASE’s Anchor and business programming through annual spend and hiring analysis applying data driven approach to guide anchor goal setting, business recruitment and tracking year over year progress Read More

  • Director of Development

    World Business Chicago (WBC) seeks a full-time Director of Development. The Director will report to the Chief Development Officer and work closely with the Development Associate. The Director of Development will be responsible for supporting and advancing the overall development strategy with primary responsibility for funder partnership and engagement activities, stewardship, the WBC Fellowship Program and ongoing fundraising activities, including cross-departmental development support and WBC development-related events. Read More

  • Executive Assistant to Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice- President, Strategy and Administration

    World Business Chicago seeks a full-time Executive Assistant that reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and the Executive Vice-President of Strategy and Administration (EVP-SA). Read More

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  • Mayor Emanuel Welcomes ServiceNow and its New Tech Center in Fulton Market

    World’s fastest-growing enterprise cloud software company picks Chicago to access top engineering talent Read More

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