About World Trade Center Chicago


Our goal is to meet the universal challenge of American businesses, especially small-to-medium sized businesses, and transform them into better foreign traders through regional job growth and professional development.

World Trade Center Chicago is an important regional tool that empowers members of the regional business community to increase their trade by tapping into the World Trade Center Association’s vast network. World Trade Center Chicago’s mission is to create jobs by utilizing its expertise in trade strategies and institutional real estate investment and development in order to cultivate Chicago’s regional international profile.

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Feb 14, 2019

Amazon cancels NYC HQ2, plans to expand other tech hubs


“Amazon took its ball and went home, dropping plans for a major expansion in New York City that could have included 25,000 jobs. While it’s a blow to New York, it’s good news for Chicago and other cities. “We do not intend to reopen the HQ2 search at this time,” the company said. “We will proceed […]

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Feb 01, 2019

World trade group is likely to investigate Trump’s China tariffs


“Tension between the U.S. and China is about to get more complicated, with the World Trade Organization ready to investigate President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. On Monday, the Geneva-based arbiter of trade disputes is likely to begin an inquiry into whether the U.S. duties violate a requirement that all […]

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Jan 24, 2019

Revised Lincoln Yards plan earns alderman’s support: ‘Now time to move forward’


“Over the past weekend, developer Sterling Bay released an updated masterplan for its sprawling Lincoln Yards megaproject, securing the backing of 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins in the process. The new version of the SOM-designed plan—the third iteration since its initial public debut in July—reflects recent revisions such as the elimination of a 20,000-seat soccer stadium and entertainment district for […]

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