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Chicago reports more than 620 Corporate Expansions which Created Over 21,000 Jobs and Generated $6.8 Billion in Investment in 2014

In late February, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago fell 8.3% year-over-year with 1,295 sales in January 2015 compared to 1,412 in January 2014. 

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has released values for its Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the prices of existing single-family homes in 20 U.S. metro areas.

Updated metrics on hotel average daily rate and occupancy trends, air passengers for the City of Chicago.

Metro Chicago Exports recently announced the appointment of Thomas Hulseman as founding managing director.

Company plans to add 150 jobs in 2015

In this Executive Spotlight, Cafaro discusses living and working in Chicago.

World Business Chicago tracks indicators from month to month to gauge the strength of several aspects of Chicago’s economy, including employment in major sectors, residential and office real estate data, price and purchasing indexes, freight demand, and auto and truck sales. Note: employment data refers to payroll job estimates for the city of Chicago and is not adjusted for seasonality.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released new figures from its Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which tracks job openings, hires, and separations (quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations including retirement).

Company Expansion Reflects Chicago’s Continued Growth

This morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary December 2014 unemployment rates for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

Today, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released December 2014 figures for its Midwest Economy Index (MEI). The MEI is a weighted average of 129 indicators designed to measure non-farm business activity in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI, WI, IA).

Today, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) released preliminary December 2014 unemployment rates for municipalities across the state based on the current population survey (or “household survey”)

Today, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago fell 6.8% year-over-year with 1,992 sales in December 2014 compared to 2,137 in December 2013.

Appointment Announced at the Third Meeting of the Economic Development and Political Leadership of the Seven Counties of Northeast Illinois and the City of Chicago

Updated metrics on hotel average daily rate and occupancy trends, air passengers for the City of Chicago.

Chicago served as the backdrop for the 25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT)

Prescient Edge will move its headquarters to a new, state-of the-art Chicago facility

For World Business Chicago, 2014 was a year filled with transformative projects and initiatives that will impact the city’s economy for years to come. 

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