Under the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) auspices, Illinois’ Office of Trade and Investment has been awarded $850,000 in federal funding to promote small-business growth with an emphasis on expanding exports.
Prompt pickups and professionalism have earned one local cab driver — singled out by popular vote from among 12 finalists — a prestigious title, a free medallion and a chance to continue excellent service in the Chicagoland area.
In addition to existing connections between Mexican and other Latin American centers, the Interjet airline company will provide two daily nonstop flights between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) starting Nov. 17.
Gathering feedback from local constituents, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker pulled up a chair to a recent roundtable event focusing on supply chains, port commerce and stakeholders sponsored by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Manufacturing workers in Illinois suffered yet another blow this week when a major machinery manufacturer announced the layoffs of hundreds of workers in Illinois, an associate for a Chicago-based conservative think tank said in a recent article.