World Business Chicago is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.
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As a public-private partnership between the City and the business community, WBC’s Board of Directors is composed of prominent leaders who guide the progression of Chicago’s business climate.
WBC is responsible for the implementation of Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, a coordinated effort to assess and expand Chicago’s economy.
The Plan provides a set of goals, a framework for research and analysis, and as set of strategies which are currently being implemented to foster regional growth.
WBC’s staff can help navigate the site selection process for companies by providing economic and industry data, state and local incentive information, and bringing together key parties to spur economic growth.
As a liaison between the public and private sectors, WBC works closely with Mayor Emanuel’s Office, the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, the state of Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and many other partners throughout the region.
Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) is part of WBC. CSCI promotes Chicago as a global city, develops international partnerships and networks, and shares best practices with its 28 Sister Cities, located in almost every region of the world.
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