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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Sep 13, 2019

Chicago Area Remembers 9/11

“From the city to the suburbs, events all over the Chicago area are paying tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11. ‘We can never forget, and we’ve got to keep giving testimony to the lives that were lost,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.” Read more here.

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Aug 29, 2019

Illinois farmers, manufacturers push for trade agreements

“Chicago’s Federal Reserve branch projects slower economic growth. Illinois’ major industries say getting trade deals in place with Canada, Mexico and Japan would be a boost for growth.” Read more here.  

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Aug 14, 2019

No dice on 5 Chicago casino sites or ‘onerous’ taxes, study finds — but mayor, gov not leaving the table

“The first roll in a bid to finally bring a casino to Chicago has come up snake eyes. Financing for any one of five proposed casino sites studied on the South and West sides is ‘not feasible,’ because of an ‘onerous’ tax structure established by the Illinois General Assembly, a consultant hired by the Illinois […]

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