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Posted: February 21, 2023

Merkur is Giving Chicagoland Manufacturers an Upgrade

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Canadian engineering firm Merkur recently opened an office in Downers Grove, Illinois. Now, they’re working with longtime client Lion Electric – a zero-emissions vehicle manufacturer in nearby Joliet – as well as other Chicagoland businesses, to improve their efficiency and help them compete in a dynamic global market. Let’s take a look at what factors attracted Merkur to DuPage and how they’re helping shape the region’s future. Read more

Posted: February 2, 2023

Breakfast with the Chair: How to Recruit the Best of the Best (And Keep Them)

Breakfast with the Chair

Recently, DuPage County business leaders gathered for a meaningful discussion about talent recruitment and retention at our “Breakfast with the Chair” event, featuring The Hon. Deborah Conroy, DuPage County Board Chair. The discussion was led by Morgan Freitag Strahan and Kimberly Buck Gough, Co-Founders of Rekroot, a recruiting coaching and consulting company.Read more

Posted: January 24, 2023

New ComEd Substation Brings Science to Life at Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory

To provide the reliable energy required to power groundbreaking discoveries in energy, transportation and medical treatments, ComEd has completed a new substation at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to support the lab’s new Aurora exascale supercomputer—one of the nation’s most advanced computers with the ability to seamlessly integrate data analysis, simulations, modeling and artificial intelligence.Read more

Posted: January 7, 2023

Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership Drives Regional Economic Development Collaboration

Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership

DuPage County has joined together with Cook, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Lake, and Will Counties and the City of Chicago in an innovative partnership to drive economic growth and advance equity across the region. The Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership will focus on promoting the region’s assets – including extensive freight infrastructure, diverse talent, strong exporting industries, world-class research institutions, and culture to develop an identity that can compete on a global scale.Read more

Posted: November 10, 2022

Start Your Engines: Northern Illinois Emerges as an EV Powerhouse

electric vehicles

In Northern Illinois, we’re approaching the electric-vehicle challenge from a number of angles—technology, manufacturing, supply and science. Read our new article to learn how it all comes together to strengthen our communities and power the future. Read more

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