Workforce & Education

Chicago's affordable cost of living + world-class cultural & recreational options = excellent value for the city's vibrant & diverse workforce

Tremendous Talent Pipeline

Access to the Country’s Brightest Minds

2 Top Business Schools

Booth School of Business & Kellogg School of Management

145k Degrees Annually

conferred by more than 150 Chicago-area colleges & universities

> 106k

people with bachelors degrees or greater who live in downtown Chicago

Vibrant Downtown

Chicago added more residents than any other urban core in America from 2000-2010

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125 of the nation’s top technology and engineering students learn about Chicago’s growing technology industry and vibrant urban culture The City of Chicago recently hosted ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2015, a three-day event that introduced the city’s fast-growing technology industry and one of the country’s most popular musical festivals to the nation’s top [...]
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Annual program to host 125 of the nation’s top technology and engineering students in Chicago; Local alumni invited back to participate in mentoring and program planning sessions Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza is now accepting applications for participation in the third annual installment of the successful ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza program.  Mayor [...]
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The downloadable spreadsheet provides current and historical demographic data for downtown Chicago, Chicago city, and the Chicago MSA.  Data includes age, income, race, and ancestry. Demographics – Downtown, City, and MSA (2015) The post Demographics (Downtown, City, MSA) appeared first on World Business Chicago. [...]
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The downloadable spreadsheet contains data pertaining to degrees and enrollment in colleges and universities in the Chicago region.  Data are updated as new information becomes available. Chicago Colleges & Universities – Enrollment, Degrees (2012) The post Chicago Colleges and Universities appeared first on World Business Chicago. [...]
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Newly formed America’s Urban Campus® (AUC), a consortium of 17 not-for-profit Chicago-area colleges and universities, released today the results of an in-depth study on how Chicago’s higher education sector impacts the city, establishing Chicago as a global destination for higher education and post-graduate employment. The study, conducted by Anderson Economic Group, [...]
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