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Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2013 estimates from its one-year American Community Survey (ACS), which measures economic and demographic characteristics of communities with more than 65,000 residents.

This morning, The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released August 2014 figures for the Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation.

International manufacturer brings 35 to jobs to Illinois Medical District, joining growing community of healthcare and life sciences innovators

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.

Chicago ranks second in the nation for the number of fast-growing small businesses, according to the recently released Inc. 5000 list. The city is home to 95 companies on the list, which is more than Atlanta, Austin, San Diego, Houston, San Francisco, Dallas and Denver. Five Chicago businesses are in the top 500 fastest growing in the nation. Only New York City has more businesses on the list.

The City of Chicago has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to advance commercial development around Chicago’s Riverwalk. According to a study commissioned by the City, investing in the Riverwalk has the potential to drive roughly $3 billion in net new spending in the Chicago economy over the next 35 years

Digital development agency Dom & Tom Inc. recently announced that the company is doubling its office space in Chicago’s Tribune Tower and hiring several web and mobile developers, UX/UI specialists, visual designers, and digital strategists. Co-founder and CEO, Tom Tancredi, has relocated to the Chicago office from New York City, where the company was founded five years ago, to focus on the company’s continued expansion


Emerging companies selected in mobile security, fintech, digital marketing, auto claims appraisals, edtech, mobile engagement, on-demand utilization, and healthtech categories

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released July 2014 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).

New ‘plug-and-play’ office concept offers flexibility to employees, and establishes launching pad to expand international opportunities

Travis Kalanick to discuss innovation, growth and the impact of disruption

Emerging companies selected in mobile, social, SaaS, e-commerce and data security

Program to Bring 150 of the Midwest’s Top Technology and Engineering Students to Chicago; 450 Students Have Participated Since 2011 

This morning, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released July 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).

27 companies have chosen to locate headquarters in Chicago since 2011; attracting global headquarters is key component of the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs


Agency collaborates with World Business Chicago to focus on expansion

This morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary July 2014 unemployment rates for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The unemployment rate measures the percentage of the local workforce that reports itself as being out of work, information that the government collects by surveying households.

This morning, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) released June 2014 values for its Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the prices of existing single-family homes in 20 U.S. metro areas. 

This morning, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago fell 8.2 percent year-over-year with 2,664 sales in July 2014 compared to 2,902 in July 2013. 

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