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Chicago's 4-million-strong private-sector workforce puts a dynamic and thriving business community within steps of your meeting.

GREATER CHICAGO AREA

  • 9.5 million residents
  • 4.3 million employees 

AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE OF THRIVING INDUSTRIES

Business & Financial Services: This sector includes nearly one million employees and is home to 17 percent of the world's futures, options and derivatives trading activity.

Healthcare: Chicago has more than 430,000 health employees, 91 hospitals, six medical schools and 27,300 physicians directly involved in patient care, along with 40,000 registered nurses.

Manufacturing: More than 400,000 manufacturing workers are thriving in Chicago, comprising more than 10 percent of the regional economy.

Transportation & Distrubution: Nearly 200,000 workers make up this local industry, boasting the third highest gross regional product in the U.S.

BUSINESS BY THE NUMBERS

  • More than 270,000 businesses
  • Around 2,500 local digital startups
  • More than 400 major corporate headquarters
  • More than 300 corporate R&D facilities
  • 1,500 foreign-owned firms
  • 31 Fortune 500 companies, including 8 in the city