Mayor Emanuel and World Business Chicago Announce Local Tech Companies Adding More Than 1,000 New Jobs In 2017
CHICAGO, July 13, 2017 — Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that 14 tech companies will add more than 1,000 jobs in Chicago during 2017. The milestone kicks off Mayor Emanuel’s trip to Europe to promote Chicago as a leading global city and generate more economic progress. The trip will include a visit to London as part of the tech and innovation compact signed between Chicago and London by Mayor Emanuel and Mayor Khan in September 2016.
“Chicago’s growing tech economy is among the strongest in the world because it leverages the strength of our diverse economy,” Mayor Emanuel said. “The companies here today, which will create more than 1,000 jobs this year alone, represent some of the most innovative businesses in Chicago’s emerging tech community. To continue to build on the strength of Chicago’s global leadership in technology and innovation, next week we will sign new agreements to expand cooperation and collaboration with partners in Berlin, London and Milan.”