Grantee Profile

World Business Chicago

Grants to World Business Chicago

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — World Business Chicago--Chicago's not-for-profit economic development corporation--enhances Chicago's economy through the growth of the private sector by coordinating the city's business retention and attraction efforts, raising Chicago's profile as a premier global business destination, and serving as a resource for companies. At Mayor Emanuel's request, building on work previously supported by the Foundation, WBC created the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, the basis of a coordinated effort to assess the Chicago region's economy and help it expand at a faster rate. World Business Chicago will use this grant to manage the implementation of the Plan's key strategies and maintain and monitor its progress.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded World Business Chicago $450,000 between 2002 and 2014.

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