April 2013 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for real
earnings, an indicator reflecting three components of consumer buying
power: average hourly earnings, average weekly hours, and price
April 2013 figures for the Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation.
World Business Chicago and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently launched Seed Chicago, a collaboration with Kickstarter that highlights projects creating jobs and economic growth in Chicago’s neighborhoods.
International and domestic companies continue to locate and expand in Chicago taking advantage of the city’s tremendous assets. Here are some highlights from the past quarter.
World Business Chicago took part in a number of unique opportunities at the 2013 BIO International Convention; the global event for biotechnology, attracting more than 16,500 thought leaders and attendees from 65 countries to Chicago.
World Business Chicago tracks indicators from month to month to gauge the strength of several aspects of Chicago’s regional economy, including employment in major sectors, residential and office real estate data, price and purchasing indexes, freight demand, and auto and truck sales.
Fortune magazine released the 2013 Fortune 500, a list of the largest corporations in the U.S. based on revenues.
WBC is recruiting software developers to participate in its first ever Logistics Hackathon to connect the region’s transportation and logistics companies to its thriving tech community.
Preliminary March unemployment rates for Chicago and other Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).
Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the
prices of existing single-family homes, showed year-over-year increases in all 20 metro areas.
March 2013 figures for the Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index (CFMMI), an index that uses hours worked data as a measure of industry output in the Midwest region (IL, IN, IA, MI, WI).
March 2013 figures for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Midwest
Economy Index (MEI), a weighted average of 129 indicators designed to
measure growth in nonfarm business activity in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI,
Summary of new unemployment figures for the city of Chicago.
ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2013 is a four day event that will introduce the city’s fast-growing technology industry and one of the country’s most popular musical festivals to 100 of the nation’s top technology and computer science students from across the country.
Mayor Emanuel announces initial plans for a center comprised of Chicago biotech and pharmaceutical startups, to galvanize positive forces in Chicago's bioscience space and provide a physical location for the advancement of this industry.
This morning, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago rose 13.8 percent over last year.
Highlights from the Federal Reserve Board “Beige Book” on economic activity in the Chicago-based 7th District
As Kickstarter has grown over the past few years into the Internet's go-to crowdfunding platform, it's been tempting to try to apply the model to anything and everything in need of cash – to products, places, programs, public parks, potholes, you name it. But the concept has some clear limitations when implemented at the urban scale.
Yesterday, the City of Chicago announced a curated Kickstarter page called Seed Chicago to feature projects that create jobs and improve Chicago’s economy.
February data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describing Job Openings & Hiring Activity in the Midwest.