World Business Chicago

Advancing Chicago’s Position as North America’s Global Business Center

World Business Chicago drives regional economic growth. Chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, WBC collaborates to create jobs, cultivate talent and put Chicago at the forefront of the global economy. 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.