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Bureau Chief Speaks at Conference on Regional Economic Growth

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

Bureau Chief Speaks at Conference on Regional Economic Growth

Bureau Chief Herman Brewer,  Cook County Bureau of Economic Development was a featured speaker at the ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Chicago  conference, which took place at the Standard Club in downtown Chicago on March 19.   The meeting brought together corporate executives investors, senior advisors, academic and government leaders to explore the full range more...

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Cook County Economic Development Helps Dedicate New Community Center Building in Ford Heights

By at February 21, 2013 | 1:13 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Economic Development Helps Dedicate New Community Center Building in Ford Heights

Originally appeared at the Commit to Cook website, February 21, 2013 Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development spoke at a dedication ceremony on February 20th for the Ford Heights Community Service Organization (FHCSO) Building Expansion.  Also present at the ceremony were Angela Smith, Executive Director, Mayor Charles Griffin of Ford more...

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President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

By at February 13, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

President Preckwinkle attends ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on February 9th, kicking-off this year’s show. Joined by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Dave Sloan, General Manager, Chicago Auto Show and other dignitaries, the ribbon was cut opening the doors for the 105th Auto Show, making it the oldest and largest exhibit in the more...

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Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:02 am | 4 Comments

Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority today, making it the most populous county in the United States to establish the innovative planning tool. The Land Bank Authority is being created as an agency of the County so it can help return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use. It will promote more...

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President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Gainer Introduce Ordinance Creating A Cook County Land Bank

By at December 18, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Gainer Introduce Ordinance Creating A Cook County Land Bank

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer today introduced legislation creating a Cook County Land Bank Authority, an agency of the County tasked with acquiring vacant and abandoned properties throughout the region to seek to return them to productive use. The Cook County Land Bank Authority, created under the County’s more...

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Chicago Region is Named A Leader In Sustainable Transportation

By at December 7, 2012 | 12:13 pm | 1 Comments

Chicago Region is Named A Leader In Sustainable Transportation

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the Chicago region has been named a 2012 Metro-Scale Sustainable Community Leader by the Institute for Sustainable Communities. The award recognizes Chicagoland’s ongoing leadership in sustainable transportation. Cook County and Chicago share the honor with Will County, the more...

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President Preckwinkle Welcomes Delegation from Nanchang, China and talks about Economic Development

By at November 28, 2012 | 8:40 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Welcomes Delegation from Nanchang, China and talks about Economic Development

Originally published on the Commit to Cook website, November 27, 2012 On November 20, President Preckwinkle welcomed a delegation of 25 high-level government officials from Nanchang, China, hosted by WorldChicago, who were  interested in gaining knowledge on economnic development and energy in the United States. The meeting, held at 69 W. Washington, 35th Floor, more...

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Project Underway in Oak Park for Affordable Housing

By at November 27, 2012 | 8:47 am | 0 Comment

Project Underway in Oak Park for Affordable Housing

Originally appeared in the November 19, 2012 edition of Commit to Cook The Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, along with the Village of Oak Park, and the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development  gathered with others in the community to start the rehabilitation of 820-832 West Madison, Oak Park to affordable housing.  Formerly used for industrial purposes, more...

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Bureau of Economic Development Announces Affordable Housing Website and Event

By at October 25, 2012 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

Bureau of Economic Development Announces Affordable Housing Website and Event

Originally published at the Cook County Economic Development website, "Commit to Cook", October 24, 2012: The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development rolled out their new website geared towards affordable housing in Cook County, IL. Highlights of the website include the work of the Department of Planning and Development and their work with the Neighborhood more...

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President Preckwinkle Cuts Ribbon at Country Club Hills Wellness Center

By at September 26, 2012 | 10:32 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Cuts Ribbon at Country Club Hills Wellness Center

President Preckwinkle, joined by Reverend Harry Roberts, President, Board of Directors of South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) and Mayor Welch of County Club Hills, cut the ribbon on their new Wellness Center in Country Club Hills, yesterday morning. In her remarks, President Preckwinkle remembered that the group assembled had been at the ground more...

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