Using data visualization software to help turn mountains of information into graphics that effectively help tell a story.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and World Business Chicago announced a new fellowship program [this week]. It's designed to have some of Chicago's "best and brightest" younger professionals in the private sector lend their talents to the city for a few months.
Last night, World Business Chicago was given the unique opportunity to host nearly 70 international journalists, who were in Chicago for a biennial meeting with United Airlines.
This morning, World Business Chicago hosted a roundtable discussion among a group of Chicago’s business leaders about supplier diversity.
This week, WBC had the unique opportunity to welcome attendees of the International Technology Manufacturing Show at McCormick Place. More than 1,000 exhibiting companies occupy 1 million net square feet of exhibit space at the show, which is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts more than 82,000 buyers and sellers from 116 countries.
The Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts recently hosted an event dealving deeply into data around the affects of the Creative Class on Economic Development.
We built our Site Selector web-based mapping tool using open-source technology allowing us to easily add geo-data, and end-users to intuitivly toggle layers on a map. For example, universities, industrial districts, and commercial real estate can be added so the user can get a feel for which areas of the city have a convergence those things. In this blog post I discuss a bit about the process of building the tool.
The Atlantic recently released the World’s 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities and Chicago came in at #4.