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14 of the World’s Biggest Companies are Based in Illinois


The Greater Chicago Economic Area is home to 14 of the world’s largest companies, which is an improvement from 12 last year, according to Fortune’s new Global 500 list. Read the full article here.

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Industrial Revolution? City, County Create ‘Growth Zones’


In order to help Chicago’s economic growth, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle began an initiative aimed at putting vacant lots in Chicago back to use.   Read the full article here.

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Tech Entrepreneurship Can Do Big Things for Disadvantaged Neighborhoods


Center for Neighborhood Technology hosted an Urban Sustainability Apps Competition which empowered local residents to create apps that would help their communities. Read the rest of the article here.

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For Investors, Brexit Proved to be a Good Time to do Nothing


The Brexit vote came as a surprise to the world and thus, had a huge impact on the stock and bond markets. However, there are lessons to learn and remember when making future economic decisions. Read about the consequences of the Brexit vote and its lessons here in the full article.

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Group Says Food Manufacturing Hub Would Mean Jobs and New Life for Historic District


The nonprofit Center for Neighborhood Technology is promoting turning the century-old monument belonging to Chicago’s industrial past into a modern food manufacturing hub. To read the full article click here.

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U.S. Income Gap Widened Last Year as Top 1 Percent Gained Most


As income inequality in the United States continues to grow, it is becoming a more prominent topic in the 2016 elections. Read the full article here.

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The fall and rise of Chicago real estate in three acts


The recession in 2009 hit hard in Chicago and devalued many properties. Through three examples of properties, find out how the real estate market is looking like seven years after. Click here to read the full article.

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Economic Outlook Symposium: Summary of 2015 Results and 2016 Forecasts


The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has officially published their letter on 2015’s economic results and their predictions for what is to come in 2016. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, “the U.S. economy is forecasted to grow at a pace slightly above average in 2016”. Find out Chicago’s predictions and read the […]

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Is Chicago Really the Best City to Invest in a Startup?


According to the Chicago Tribune, a study done by PitchBook, a Seattle-based research firm, Chicago is ranked before Silicon Valley and New York City for successfulness of startups. Find out why investing in Chicago startups is a good idea. Read the full article here  

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World Trade Centers Association’s June Newsletter Out Now!


Read about all the interesting things happening this month at World Trade Centers around the world! Click here to read more.

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