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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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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Jul 23, 2019

What’s the best way to get from Downtown to O’Hare?


“For more than a decade, Chicago politicians have talked about a faster way to get between downtown and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Mayor Richard M. Daley pictured a high-speed rail station at Block 37, and put more than $250 million into a hole in the ground before work stopped in 2008. Last year, Mayor Rahm […]

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Jul 10, 2019

Fulfilling Chicago’s transportation destiny


“A world-class system of roads, bridges, light rail, freight rail, water and aviation made Chicago the leading transportation hub in the nation. Our city must now retain this position, while leaving no neighborhood behind. Thanks to the transformative transportation bill Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed, Chicago can make this happen with thoughtful, multimodal investments. The […]

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