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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Apr 23, 2019

Chicago’s largest privately held companies 2019


“Crain’s annual list of the Chicago area’s largest privately held companies, ranked by annual revenue, breaks no molds with its top five. State Farm leads the pack, as it did last year (and many years before that), and the next four companies, Health Care Service Corp., Reyes Holdings, Topco Associates and Medline Industries remain in […]

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Apr 04, 2019

Lori Lightfoot elected Chicago mayor, will be 1st black woman and 1st openly gay person to hold post


“Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff for Chicago mayor Tuesday. She will be the first openly gay person and first black woman to lead the city. The Associated Press called the race for Lightfoot shortly before 8 p.m. local time. With over 91 percent of precincts in, Lightfoot led Preckwinkle […]

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Mar 14, 2019

Speculative development still dominating Chicago industrial market


“The speculative development boom is still surging in Chicago’s industrial market, which had 19.3 million square feet of new industrial space under construction in February of 2019, according to Avison Young research. The 63 percent increase in construction activity from February 2018 shows that developers remain bullish on demand for modern space across the area.” […]

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