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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Jan 18, 2019

The Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business


“Chicago has a pack of powerful women. This special report demonstrates their achievements across industries. They’ve seized their opportunities, plunged ahead with their ventures and cultivated communities supportive of others—regardless of barriers in their way.” To read more, click here.

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Jan 10, 2019

World Bank cuts forecast for world economic growth in 2019


The World Bank is downgrading its outlook for the global economy this year, citing rising trade tension, weakening manufacturing activity and growing financial stress in emerging-market countries. In a report titled “Darkening Skies,” the anti-poverty agency said Tuesday that it expects the world economy to grow 2.9 percent in 2019, down from the 3 percent it forecast […]

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Jan 04, 2019

Robots aren’t yet killing off all our jobs, World Bank says


“The rise of automation has so far had a negligible impact on jobs at a global scale, the World Bank chief economist says, despite common gloomy predictions that humans are set to be replaced by machines. While advanced economies have shed industrial jobs over the last two decades, the rise of the same sector in East Asia […]

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