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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

158k College Graduates Annually

from more than 130 Chicago-area colleges & universities

> 508k

people with bachelor's degrees or greater who live in the City of Chicago

Vibrant Downtown

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

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