Information Technology

Chicago is an emerging hub for information technology

Recent Wins

Why Chicago

The Chicago region is globally competitive in the information technology
sector with many of the nation’s largest technology firms choosing to locate
here. From 2015 to 2016 the number of employees in the information
technology cluster increased by 3,538 and from 2014 to 2015 GRP in the
cluster increased by 7.2%.

Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub for digital startups, 1871, ranked 1st in the
United States and 4th globally in the UBI Global list of Top University-
Affiliated Business Incubators in 2015. 1871 has graduated at least 40
companies, which have in turn generated over 500 jobs.

In 2016, $154.2M was invested into Chicago’s information technology
related industry segments*. This is a 23.5% YOY increase from the $124.8M
invested in those segments in 2015.


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