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Posted: June 10, 2024

Business Leaders Gather to Hear Economic and Business Outlooks at the 14th Annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook Event

DuPage County Regional Business Outlook

More than 600 of the region’s top business and civic leaders gathered Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the 14th Annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook event held at the Drury Lane. Under the theme What Now & What Next?, the event shared actionable insights and valuable perspectives on the evolving business climate and how the community can work together for a better tomorrow.

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Posted: April 24, 2024

Greater Together: How GCEP is Changing the Chicagoland Story

In January 2023, something unprecedented happened in Chicagoland. For the first time, seven Northeastern Illinois counties and the City of Chicago formed a partnership. Now, the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership (GCEP) is working to drive inclusive development, promote the region’s collective assets, and foster collaboration like never before. In the latest episode of the DuPage Business Beat Podcast, host Greg Bedalov sits down with three local leaders to discuss how GCEP is changing the Chicagoland story.

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Posted: March 4, 2024

Chicagoland Named Top Metro for Corporate Investment, 11 Years in a Row

corporate investment

For the 11th consecutive year, Chicagoland has been named the #1 region for corporate investment by Site Selection Magazine.

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Posted: February 29, 2024

Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership: Year in Review, 2023

One year ago, we embarked on a remarkable journey with the launch of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership (GCEP). Our mission was clear – to unite and showcase the global competitiveness of the Chicagoland region, leveraging our diverse talent, advanced infrastructure, renowned institutions, and top-ranked industries. Today, we proudly share with you the GCEP’s 2023 report, a testament to our collective efforts and an invitation for you to join us as we further define the future of the region.

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Posted: May 30, 2024

How Local Manufacturers are Developing Next-Gen Talent

Let’s talk talent. In our latest episode of the DuPage Business Beat podcast, host Greg Bedalov joins three experts to explore how Chicagoland manufacturers are developing and recruiting next-gen workers. How are manufacturers dealing with labor shortages? What can parents do to broaden their kids’ career horizons? And how is one local marketing agency inspiring the next generation of Mavericks? Find out on the Beat!

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Posted: May 15, 2024

Argonne’s Aurora supercomputer breaks exascale barrier

Argonne Aurora Supercomputer

Aurora’s speed and artificial intelligence capabilities will transform scientific research and enable breakthroughs in some of the world’s most pressing challenges, from climate and materials science to energy storage and fusion energy.

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Posted: May 2, 2024

The Future of Gas Proceedings

Future of Gas

In March 2024, the ICC initiated a statewide Future of Gas proceeding that will commence with public workshops to develop a detailed action plan for Illinois gas utilities’ future infrastructure investments. The Future of Gas proceeding will evaluate the impacts of Illinois’ current decarbonization and electrification goals on the natural gas system.

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