About Chicago


  • Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the U.S. with a population of 12 million

  • More than $500 billion gross regional product (GRP)

  • The #1 American financial market (In 2007 CME/CBOT traded $1,200 trillion)

  • The #1 American convention center: McCormick Place hosts 3 million visitors per year and occupies 2.7 million square feet

  • US headquarters to some of Europe's largest companies, such as Veolia, Lafarge, Dassault Systemes, Roquette...

  • Fortune 500 Headquarters in Illinois: Archer Daniels Midland, Boeing Co., Walgreens Co., McDonald’s, AbbVie, Baxter, Caterpillar, United Airlines, Aon,  Kraft, Mondelez...

  • A city with a rich French history

Illinois at a Glance

Additional Professional Resources in Chicago:


World Business Chicago

International Trade Association of Greater Chicago



Other French Resources in Chicago:


Consulate General of France in Chicago

Embassy of France in the United States

Alliance Française de Chicago

Groupe Professionnel Francophone

French in Chicago

Français du Monde - Association Démocratique des Français à l'Etranger Chicago (ADFE)

Union des Français de l'Etranger de Chicago (UFEC)


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