2012 ANNUAL REPORT
The Loop is many things to many people. It is the seat of government, the nexus of transportation, the vital heart of culture, the engine of commerce. It is Chicago’s historic core, the site where it all began. It is a destination renowned throughout the world. It is the city center, full of activity and brimming with students, workers, tourists, and shoppers. It’s a place that ignites the imagination—and stirs the soul. It is a great urban experiment in progress.
Above all, Chicago’s great downtown is an abundance of opportunity.
If opportunity is everywhere, then the strength of Chicago Loop Alliance lies in knowing exactly where to look. The stories contained in this year’s Annual Report, Illuminating Opportunities, highlight promising trends. And they illustrate some of the ways that CLA brings value not just to any one sector, but to all who live, work and play in the world’s greatest downtown.