Chicago Named 2014 “Top Metro” for New and Expanding Companies
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that for the second year in a row, Chicago was named the “Top Metro” in the nation* for corporate investment by Site Selection Magazine, considered the “industry scoreboard for corporate… Read More
2014 Business Growth Profile
In 2014, Chicago-area business expansions brought more than 21,700 new jobs and $6.8 billion in investment to the region, according to data tracked by World Business Chicago (WBC). The data contributed to Site Selection magazine rating Chicago the… Read More
Site Selection: Strength in Diversity; This year’s Top Metros have learned the wisdom of not putting all their eggs in one basket.
By Patty Rasmussen and Adam Bruns, Site Selection Magazine Read More
Global Derivatives Trading 2015
Chicago is home to 22% of worldwide derivatives trading. This downloadable spreadsheet provides a breakdown of global trading, a list of the world’s top derivatives exchanges, and a comparison of financial exchange employment in major U.S. cities. Read More
Case-Shiller Home Price Index
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) released December 2014 values for its Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the prices of existing single-family homes in 20 U.S. metro areas. The index in each metropolitan area extends from a base… Read More
January Home Prices Up, Sales Down Over Last Year
This morning, 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. The median sale price improved, up… Read More
Chicago Tourism Metrics, January 2015
Making Chicago a premier destination for tourism and entertainment is a major part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs that WBC is implementing to drive growth in Chicago. Earlier this month, Mayor Rahm… Read More
Debra A. Cafaro – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ventas, Inc.
Ventas, Inc. is an S&P 500 company that owns more than 1,600 healthcare and senior living properties in North America and the United Kingdom. In this Executive Spotlight, Cafaro, a World Business Chicago board member, talks about doing business and living in Chicago. Read More