• President Obama Awards Chicago Grant for Digital Manufacturing Lab

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  • Motorola Mobility to relocate its headquarters to downtown Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

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Seasonally adjusted real average hourly earnings fell 0.3 percent from February to March; the result of unchanged average hourly earnings and a 0.2 percent increase in inflation (as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers).

The Chicago Metro Area Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased from 226.22 last month to 228.78, meaning goods and services that cost $100.00 in the 1982-84 base period cost an additional $128.78 in March 2014.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago, along with the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), World Business Chicago (WBC), and the Illinois Office of Tourism, showcased Chicago’s technology, music, and film industries at this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) conference last month in Austin, TX with Chicago Made. The effort focused on Chicagoans who have made an indelible mark on their respective industries, and demonstrated that Chicago is an ideal location to start a business or career.

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