BUSINESS IN THE LOOP
Throughout its history, Chicago has been a hub for transportation, communication and innovation. Chicago is home to one of the most diverse economies in the country with a broad range of industries, such as high-tech, manufacturing, distribution, as well as air travel. In addition to the numerous corporations which call Chicago home, the private-sector workforce of nearly four million people keeps the city’s 350 billion dollar economy running.
Chicago’s location makes it an ideal focal point for transportation and commerce; it is a practical midway point between Europe and Asia, as well as between Mexico and Canada. Midway and O’Hare airports allow people to travel to major cities in North America within four hours, European cities in around ten hours, and offer twelve daily flights to Japan, Korea and China. All of these reasons make Chicago one of the most accessible and dynamic cities in which to do business.