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Upcoming Events

Emerging Leaders Program Information Session

Virtual EVENT

Globally minded Chicago-area professionals, ages 35 to 45, are invited to learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program and the benefits to their professional and personal growth.

A group of Emerging Leaders sit around a table.
Jun
27

Emerging Leaders Program Information Session

Virtual EVENT

Globally minded Chicago-area professionals, ages 35 to 45, are invited to learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program and the benefits to their professional and personal growth.

A group of Emerging Leaders sit around a table.
Jul
24

Past Events

Strengthening Regional Economies for a Sustainable Midwest

PAST EVENT

Ahead of the Cities Summit of the Americas, the Council brings together local and national leaders to explore policy priorities for a sustainable Midwest.

Roundtable Discussion
Matt Watson

We Will Chicago: Economic Development

PAST EVENT

The final public engagement event in the We Will Chicago series gathers local and international leaders to discuss models of equitable economic development.

Chicago El train
Josh Hild

Commentary & Analysis

Why a German publisher made a board game about Chicago's sewers

BLOG
ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

Raising Chicago introduces players to an underexplored part of Chicago's early history. The game's transatlantic journey reflects global shifts in the booming board gaming market.

Lithograph of raising of a block of brick buildings on Lake Street, Chicago
Edward Mendel
Culture

Monaco on Lake Michigan? How NASCAR's second annual street race hopes to boost Chicago's economy

BLOG
ChicagoGlobal by Jack Benjamin

Vying for international expansion, NASCAR's Grant Park race—akin to iconic global events like Monaco GP—bolsters Chicago's economy with a $109M impact.

In-motion image of racecars with the Chicago skyline in the background
Morry Gash / AP
Global Cities

Research

A Tale of Two Regions: The Economic and Political Importance of Different Paths to Heartland Renewal

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

The regeneration strategies of the former industrial areas of Pittsburgh in the US and Germany's Ruhr offer lessons for other regions in economic transition.

Pittsburgh Skyline
AP Photos
Global Cities

Upstream Illinois: Strategies to Boost Illinois' Blue Economy

RESEARCH
Report by Alaina Harkness

This report by Nonresident Fellow Alaina Harkness offers a blueprint for inclusive growth and innovation in the blue economy grounded in the Great Lakes.

Chicago skyline with Lake Michigan in the background
Johnell Pannell
Global Cities

Experts