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The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce renewed its push for casino gaming expansion in downtown Chicago – and the increase in tourism, conventions, economic development and jobs that come with it - this morning at an Illinois House of Representatives Executive Committee meeting.
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The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce testified at a joint hearing of the Illinois House Revenue & Finance and State Government Administration Committees on Wednesday, April 9 regarding Illinois business tax incentive policies:
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We have some great photos from last week's Exchange featuring Shark Tank's Daymond John!
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The National Science Foundation recently reported that R&D spending at academic institutions rose slightly in Illinois in 2012. The quarterly report of the Illinois Innovation Index released today examines recent trends in the state’s academic R&D expenditures, which is a critical component in attracting funds and talent to support research and innovation.
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In the past, many of Chicago’s business organizations have been geared toward established companies, well-connected executives and formal events. Over the past few years, however, many have experienced a change in mentality as the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has flourished with tech startups and young leaders.
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The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has nominated more than 80 Chamber members to Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE), an initiative designed to expand economic opportunities by connecting neighborhood businesses to “anchor” institutions across the city.
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The PNC Foundation recently announced a $19 million, multi-year vocabulary initiative for underserved pre-kindergarten children during a PNC Grow Up Great 10th Anniversary event in Chicago:
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As a long-time supporter of public sector pension reform, the Chamber welcomes Mayor Emanuel’s reform proposal and encourages passage by the General Assembly. The Chamber will continue to work on behalf of business to avoid unnecessary burdens and ensure a friendly environment for business growth:
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The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is strongly discouraged by the Governor’s call to make permanent the 67 percent income tax increase at a time when Illinois’ business environment is already at a serious competitive disadvantage compared to our neighboring states.
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On Tuesday, March 25 the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Environment & Sustainability Forum hosted Debra Jacobson, Regional Operations Manager, and John Mulrow, Business/Industrial Sustainability Specialist, of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, who provided an overview of the ISTC Technical Assistance Program and on-site services and introduced the upcoming Governor’s Sustainability Awards.
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Our mission is to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America and enhance our members' success through aggressive programs in advocacy, member benefits, services, and actionable information.

Founded in 1904, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business assistance and economic development organization. We are dedicated to helping area businesses grow as well as promoting the economic development of the region.

We are one of the largest Chambers in the nation spanning across the six-county Northeastern Illinois region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry & Will) as well as parts of Indiana, Wisonsin and Ohio.

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