Reinventing Invention

Our
Ambition

Our
Ambition

Transform Chicago into a tier one technology and innovation hub and promote inclusive economic growth
© Lance Anderson
We're building off a great foundation
#1
most connected airport in the U.S.
35
Fortune 500 companies
34%
women-owned start-ups
100+
incubators and accelerators
#1
most connected airport in the U.S.
35
Fortune 500 companies
34%
women-owned start-ups
100+
incubators and accelerators

What We
Do

What We
Do

We work collaboratively with Chicago communities to solve our most pressing challenges.
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© Jovin Joseph
Let me tell you something. I'm from Chicago. I don't break.
Barack Obama
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
Frank Lloyd Wright
My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.
Oprah Winfrey
I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.
Sarah Bernhardt
Here was a city which had no tradition but was making them, and this was the very thing that everyone seemed to understand and rejoice in. Chicago was like no other city in the world, so said they all.
Guide to the Columbian World’s Fair (1892)
Nothing that either man or nature can do, apparently, can check the growth of this city that has spread back from the lake like a prairie fire…Young as she is, Chicago has become the pace-maker of the world.
Munsey’s Magazine (April 1907)
In the midst of a calamity without parallel in the world’s history, looking upon the ashes of thirty years’ of accumulations, the people of this once beautiful city have resolved that CHICAGO SHALL RISE AGAIN!
Chicago Tribune (9 October 1871, the day after the Great Fire)
Chicago almost defies interpretation. In many ways Chicago is like a snake that sheds its skin every thirty years or so and puts on a new coat to conform to a new reality.
Dominic Pacyga
We are a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-language city and that is not a source to negate but really a source of pride, because it adds stability and strength to a metropolitan city as large as ours.
Harold Washington
© Bos Alvertos

Who We
Are

Who We
Are

The people who helped us get here represent a team of thinkers and doers.
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© Benjamin Suter
1
of 4 cities with 3 tier-one research universities
#2
city in the U.S. for immigrant friendly policies
1
of 4 cities with 3 tier-one research universities
#2
city in the U.S. for immigrant friendly policies

What You
Can Do

What You
Can Do

Your involvement is integral to this initiative becoming part of the very fabric of the city.
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© Ashley Lane