The city’s makers are at the center of the ChicagoMade story. A story that reflects Chicago’s reputation as the City of Big Shoulders — a blue-collar town built on hard work, innovation and drive. A city where musicians leave late night gigs for early morning shifts, and where artists, designers, and technologists are driven to carve their vision into this landscape of grit and steel.
By recognizing makers as brand ambassadors, ChicagoMade endeavors to increase awareness about the city that has nurtured so much of the nation’s creative talent.
Music Dealers committed to keeping their company headquartered in Chicago “despite overtures from cities such as Las Vegas and Kansas City, and the allure of Los Angeles, New York and London, each of which is home to a Music Dealers satellite office. ‘When … we saw that the Mayor wanted to show artists that it was a friendly town for them, and that he was willing to cultivate that culture … we would do anything we could to get behind that. … the city is taking the right steps.’” – Crain’s Chicago Business interview with Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop about ChicagoMade @ SXSW
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