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Investments in Chicago Heights on Tour

By at March 28, 2013 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment

Investments in Chicago Heights on Tour

Originally published on the Bureau of  Economic Development website on March 26th Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, along with Chicago Heights Mayor David A. Gonzalez, local elected officials and top leadership from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Authority (HUD), on Friday, March 22nd, toured nearly $11 million of federal and county-funded 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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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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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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Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

By at November 7, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, together with Bank of America, teamed up today to highlight their ongoing collaboration providing unemployed and underemployed residents the tools they need to find work and develop critical new skills in this difficult economy. These financial literacy workshops, designed to help people do more with less, are another more...

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Preckwinkle Creates More Than 1,600 New Jobs

By at August 23, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle Creates More Than 1,600 New Jobs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference today to talk about her administration’s continued commitment to economic development. This year alone, Cook County has significantly increased its engagement with the business community – working directly with business organizations and owners, meeting with municipalities throughout Cook more...

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President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

By at June 14, 2011 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference to announce the allocation of over $15 million in grant funding for municipalities and community services providers throughout the County. “We are emerging from an economic depression like we haven’t seen since the 1930s. Yet, we have a real opportunity to strengthen Chicago and define Cook more...

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Updated 2/18–Maria Saldaña to lead new county Bureau of Economic Development

By at February 16, 2011 | 5:01 pm | 1 Comments

Updated 2/18–Maria Saldaña to lead new county Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has selected Maria Saldaña as the Director of the county’s new Bureau of Economic Development. Preckwinkle said the county can and should to more when it comes to job creation, workforce development and retaining and attracting businesses. “Previously, the county’s economic development functions were spread more...

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