World Business Chicago (WBC) has coordinated the creation of a plan for economic growth and jobs for Chicago. The Plan was led by the WBC Board of Directors and a Steering Committee representing a broad spectrum of the Chicago community. In addition to the leadership of WBC and the Steering Committee, the Plan was supported by The Brookings Institution, McKinsey & Company, Metropolis Strategies and RW Ventures. This leadership team worked closely with representatives from the Mayor’s office and engaged members of the City Council and other public officials and institutions. The Civic Consulting Alliance is also a key partner in implementation of the Plan.
Throughout the development of the Plan, the team worked to create a process that included numerous interviews with local stakeholders, roundtable discussions and is now open for public input.