International and domestic companies continue to locate and expand in Chicago taking advantage of the city’s tremendous assets. Here are some highlights from the past quarter.
World Business Chicago tracks indicators from month to month to gauge the strength of several aspects of Chicago’s regional economy, including employment in major sectors, residential and office real estate data, price and purchasing indexes, freight demand, and auto and truck sales.
World Business Chicago’s 2012 Business Growth Profile highlights the year's major new and expanded businesses, and specific economic development trends evident in the Chicago region
This month, Clayco, Inc., a major national development and construction company, announced it will move its national headquarters to Chicago, creating hundreds of new jobs. Many other companies also expanded or announced growth plans in Chicago over the past few months. See the list.
This month, Abe’s Market, a natural goods ecommerce site, announced it is moving its corporate headquarters to Chicago in order to accommodate growth and access Chicago’s vast talent pool and burgeoning tech community. Abe's is one of the more than 90 companies included on our list of those growing in Chicago over the past 3 months.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently joined DeVry Inc. President, CEO, and WBC Board member Daniel Hamburger to welcome DeVry Online Services to its new Chicago home office. Many other companies also located or expanded in Chicago this past quarter, as evident in this list.
Chicago’s economy continued to show signs of recovery in 2011 and World Business Chicago experienced this upward trend firsthand. In 2011, WBC directly assisted 106 companies with relocation and expansion, 15 of which are showcased in this report on Chicago's 2011 business growth.
GrubHub is moving into a new, 60,000 square foot space in the the landmark Burnham Center. Many other companies have grown in Chicago this quarter too. Here's a list of more than 50.
This month, Sara Lee Corporation announced that it would move its North American headquarters for its meats company to downtown Chicago, another example of the strong trend of companies choosing to move their offices from the suburbs to the city. In addition to Sara Lee, many other companies have grown in Chicago this quarter.
Each quarter WBC highlights a list of companies, across all sectors, that have been growing in Chicago; now including businesses that have attracted significant venture-capital investment.