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President Preckwinkle Announces Road Project Designed To Promote Economic Development In The South Suburbs

By at September 12, 2012 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Road Project Designed To Promote Economic Development In The South Suburbs

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a strategic road project that will promote economic growth in the South Suburbs. The county will use $8-$10 million dollars in Motor Fuel Tax funds to reconstruct and widen Center Street from 159th Street to 171st Street—a crucial truck route in Harvey. In addition to reconstructing the deteriorated pavement, the more...

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President Preckwinkle Tours Ingredion Incorporated

By at August 1, 2012 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Tours Ingredion Incorporated

On Thursday, July 26, Cook County  President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski and Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Economic Development for Cook County, toured Ingredion  Incorporated (formerly  known as Corn Products International, Inc. ), one of the world’s leading ingredient solutions providers and located in Cook County, Illinois for more...

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Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

By at July 19, 2012 | 3:17 pm | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the creation of a Council of Economic Advisors, a group of more than 20 distinguished business and civic leaders from across the region who will advise Cook County on how to promote long-term economic growth within Cook County as well as the larger economic region. The Council will be co-chaired by John W. more...

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Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

By at July 18, 2012 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law today allowing the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) with respect to construction and procurement contracts. The bill was a high priority to Cook County Board President Preckwinkle’s administration and she hand-delivered it more...

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Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

By at July 17, 2012 | 11:22 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced new initiatives aimed at removing barriers for small, minority and women owned businesses and stimulating economic growth. At a news conference Tuesday, President Preckwinkle announced three policy initiatives focused on building the capacity for small businesses to create jobs and grow, to do more business more...

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President Preckwinkle Tours Motorola Solutions

By at June 13, 2012 | 5:06 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Tours Motorola Solutions

President Preckwinkle toured Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg, Illinois with Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The purpose of the visit was to give President Preckwinkle a tour of the Motorola Solutions campus, and let her know about their technology leadership, having been located in Cook County since 1928. This is the first time more...

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Cook County Tax Incentives Help 126-Year Old Company Create 40 Jobs

By at May 10, 2012 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Tax Incentives Help 126-Year Old Company Create 40 Jobs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today visited Gonnella Baking Company’s newly expanded facility made possible by a Class 6B tax credit that kept the company from moving outside of Cook County, which it has called home for more than a century. Founded in the City of Chicago in 1886, Gonnella Baking Company has been a leading manufacturer of bread in the more...

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Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce Reciprocal Certification for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

By at March 27, 2012 | 12:34 pm | 4 Comments

Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce Reciprocal Certification for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a reciprocal certification program the two governments have agreed upon, which will create crucial jobs in women- and minority-owned businesses in Chicago and Cook County. The new program will allow small minority- and women-owned businesses to be certified by just one government, and more...

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Preckwinkle Launches “Commit to Cook” Campaign at 2012 Auto Show

By at February 17, 2012 | 10:39 am | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches “Commit to Cook” Campaign at 2012 Auto Show

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and representatives of the Chicago Auto Show today to launch the “Commit to Cook” campaign encouraging residents to support Cook County businesses while engaging the business community to spur economic development.   President Preckwinkle laid out an ambitious goal for the more...

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