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Liz Jellema, Director of Research of World Business Chicago

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Liz Jellema, Director of Research of World Business Chicago (WBC), visited The Harris School of Public Policy. (October 27, 2015)

Liz talked about her career and current role at WBC, the city’s economic strengths, and what’s ahead in terms of economic development from WBC’s perspective.

She addressed the opportunity for a summer internship at WBC.

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Liz Jellema, Director of Research of World Business Chicago

  1. 1. Data Driven LIZ JELLEMA AUGUST BENZOW VALERIE EGON PREPARED FOR GROWTH The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy October 27, 2015 Liz Jellema RESEARCH DIRECTOR Photo: Gomighty.com
  2. 2. A Brief Introduction 2
  3. 3. World Business Chicago (WBC) 3 Key Roles • Business expansion & retention • Promote Chicago and economic growth We Achieve These Through • Mayor’s leadership • Corporate & civic partners • Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs
  4. 4. 10-Year Growth 4 2006 2015 2006 2015 2006 2015 = 5= $1M
  5. 5. Board of Directors 10/26/2015 Master 5 Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chairman City of Chicago Michael Sacks, Vice Chairman CEO, GCM Grosvenor Henry Crown and Company Satter Investments
  6. 6. Research at WBC • Staff / organization • Internal support + external reach • Data sources • Project team approach 6
  7. 7. Current Projects Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy | Harold Washington Library | 1000 Jobs for Chicagoland Manufacturing | mHub | Site Selector Showcase | Capital Gateways | Water | ThinkChicago | ChicagoMADE | Metro Chicago Exports | Supply Chain Innovation Network of Chicago 7
  8. 8. Strengths & Looking Ahead Strengths • Location & infrastructure • Diverse economy • Low cost, high access • Business community Trends • Talent wars • B2B leader • Food & water 8
  9. 9. Liz Jellema RESEARCH DIRECTOR LJELLEMA@WORLDBUSINESSCHICAGO.COM Photo: Gomighty.com Summer internships and other opportunities

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