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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Jun 06, 2019

Why the world’s mayors are stepping up on global issues


“Nationalism is all the rage right now, and not just in the United States. Throughout much of the Western world, voters in areas of economic and often demographic decline are making their anger felt at the ballot box. Mainstream political parties on both the right and the left are scrambling to capture the momentum and […]

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May 24, 2019

Chicago casino, pension help and infrastructure top Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s legislative wish list


“Snagging a Chicago casino, getting help with city pensions and landing an infrastructure bill are at the top of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s list of priorities as Illinois lawmakers head into the legislature’s final week. The city’s new mayor said a casino was ‘a big priority’ for her in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly’s closing days and […]

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May 09, 2019

Mapping the 42 high-rises under construction in Chicago


“As spring arrives Chicago’s construction boom is shifting into high gear as the dozens of tower cranes swing into action. Downtown continues to be an ever-thickening forest of high-rises while outlying neighborhoods are seeing their own taller projects take root. New apartments continue to be the primary driving force behind the Windy City’s vertical growth as […]

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