About Chicago

Chicago & Illinois in Numbers

  • 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...


Chicago - Basic Economic Fact Sheet


Why Chicago - Economic Overview


Why Illinois - Economic Overview


Foreign Direct Investment in Illinois

French Footprint in Illinois

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