JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Strives to leverage expertise in order to maximize global impact

JPMorgan Chase is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States. With a history dating back over 200 years, they are a leader in investment banking, financial services for millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients. Working with WBC, Chase focuses on innovative programs in the fields of community development, global philanthropy, and social finance.

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Metro Chicago Exports
Metro Chicago Exports is an unprecedented collaboration between the seven counties in Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) and the City of Chicago to increase exports from small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to support regional job growth.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has generously funded the Metro Chicago Exports Grant Program to expand the region’s strong export base to meet rising demand in global markets.

“With 80% of global growth anticipated to happen outside the U.S. in the next decade, improved access to foreign markets is critical to the success of companies and workers in the region. We’re confident that the Export Development Grant Program will result in new growth opportunities for deserving Chicago-area businesses.” – Tony Maggiore, head of Chase Middle Market Banking in Midwest and Canada

The Chicago Venture Summit, sponsored by Chase, hosts the most influential venture capitalists in the country as they build relationships with the Midwest’s most promising technology companies. All companies featured are IT-related and have secured a minimum of $1M in venture capital. The Summit promises investors substantial one-on-one access to these high-potential startups, as well as exclusive access to Midwest-based LPs and members of Chicago’s Fortune 500 leadership.

Mexico City Memorandum of Understanding

Chase helped welcome and host a group of nearly 50 business and government leaders from Mexico City, Mexico to share economic development best practices and showcase Chicago as a premier global business destination.
Global Cities Economic Partnership signed by Mayor Emanuel and Mexico City’s and Mayor Mancera, Nov. 2013, is a first of its kind agreement expanding on the cultural ties between both cities.

Mexico City Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing











Workforce Strategies

JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills at Work (NSAW) initiative calls on organizations to continue investing in the best training mechanisms and be responsive to trends influenced by data. World Business Chicago and the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance received resources from Chase to advance these principles by driving alignment across funders, employers and workforce partners through addressing existing system challenges and exploring new opportunities.

The NSAW resources also provide an opportunity to support existing Industry Workforce Partnerships in Manufacturing and Information Technology and create new ones in Healthcare and Transportation/Distribution/Logistics sectors.

“The global marketplace is more complex, more challenging, and more receptive than ever. It’s critical that local governments and businesses work in partnership to build capacity to compete and succeed in today’s global environment.” – Melissa Bean, Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase


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