We publish and distribute news on a variety of Chicago business development topics. To stay abreast of the latest, feel free to sign up for our monthly eNewsletter, Economic Focus and our RSS Feeds: All News | Press Releases | Newsletter Stories | Research News | Blog Posts

Newsroom

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released October 2014 figures for real earnings. This indicator reflects three components of consumer buying power: average hourly earnings, average weekly hours, and price inflation/deflation. 

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

This morning, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago fell 8.6 percent year-over-year, while median prices improved by 8.9 percent. 

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

Reshaping Manufacturing's Future

Chicago is one of a few global cities working to change the image of the manufacturing industry.  At its core, manufacturing has long been considered a blue-collar industry. You think of steel and auto manufacturing, plastics – workers on an assembly line.

That has changed. 

Chicago is the center of gravity for a major shift going on in manufacturing. This movement presents one of the most significant opportunities for growth in our economy in the next decade. Inventables founder and CEO, Zach Kaplan explains.

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. 

Chicago Venture Summit

Chicago is the center of gravity for a major shift going on in manufacturing. Inventables founder and CEO, Zach Kaplan, explains how the movement presents the most significant opportunity for growth in our economy in the next decade.

Fruition Partners

Thirteen Chicago companies included in the 2014 Inner City 100, a list published by Fortune Magazine that ranks the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S.

The 1,000 Jobs for Chicagoland Manufacturing pilot program will put 1,000 job seekers on the path to employment by matching them to training programs and available jobs in advanced manufacturing.

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).

Syndicate content
""

Events

Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners December 1, 2014

Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago once again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners. The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, will serve as the Gala’s keynote speaker.