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Chicago Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle launch Industrial Growth Zones Pro


Industrial Growth zone press conference 7-18-16

New Initiative to Attract Industrial Businesses, Accelerate Job Growth and Drive Neighborhood Investment

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today launched an unprecedented effort to generate new industrial investment in Chicagoland neighborhoods. The Industrial Growth Zones program will accelerate neighborhood development in seven designated areas over the next three years by removing longstanding hurdles to development and providing a broad set of services to support property owners and industrial businesses.

“Industrial Growth Zones will reinforce and revitalize Chicago’s great commercial strength by removing barriers to site development for businesses and spurring job growth across communities for our residents,” Mayor Emanuel said. “This joint effort will improve how property owners, industrial developers and businesses invest in our city’s neighborhoods, and unlock the potential for further economic growth…” Read more here. Related stories are in Sun Times, World Business Chicago and Tribune.

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