On January 19, 2001, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted a forum sponsored by Global Chicago entitled “Chicago’s Global Economic Connections and Challenges.” Global Chicago is a collaborative project devoted to enhancing Chicago’s global strengths and raising awareness of the metropolitan area’s global connections. The one-day conference furthered these efforts by bringing together a group of almost 60 people engaged in Chicago’s global issues. Participants came from a wide range of state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, universities, cultural organizations, businesses and citizens advocacy groups. The forum was intended not only to create a dialogue among leaders from a wide variety of academic institutions, businesses and community organizations, but also to constitute the first step in a series of outreach events, occasional papers by professionals and the eventual publication of a book. Global Chicago’s website will feature working papers and slide shows from the event in an effort to continue and expand the dialogue initiated at the conference.
On This PageJune 2001, No. 166a
Chicago's Global Connections and Challenges (Special Issue)
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