Chicago is #1 in Corporate Growth
When you’re talking about big cities in the United States, you typically think of expensive real estate prices, but Chicago is a city that has it all with a relatively low cost of living when compared to other major metropolitan areas. With one of the best public transportation systems in the world, two major airports, an incredibly beautiful and architecturally significant city skyline, legendary sports franchises galore, thousands of acres of parks, forest preserves and running trails and 21 miles of lakefront bordering the largest surface freshwater system in the world, the quality of life in Chicago is unparalleled compared to other big cities in the United States - and big business is taking notice.
In 2018, Metropolitan Chicago claimed the top spot on Site Selection magazine’s list of corporate growth for the 5th consecutive year. Site Selection magazine studies corporate relocation and investment and the publication's rankings was based on “77 distinct city neighborhoods in various phases of realizing their potential, 275 municipalities and seven counties comprising the new Chicago Regional Growth Corporation, 10 viable candidate sites for Amazon HQ2 or any other corporate campus, impressive transit-oriented, mixed-use redevelopment and — perhaps best of all — housing stock that people can actually afford,” Adam Bruns, managing editor of Site Selection, said in a press release. With a burgeoning tech startup scene and some of the best colleges and universities in the world including: University of Chicago, DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Rush University, Loyola and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University - there is no shortage of highly educated and talented people in Chicago.
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