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CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has added dozens of new members and a new focus to the economic development group he chairs known as World Business Chicago.
As WBBM Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, Mayor Emanuel says the now-50 members of the beefed-up World Business Chicago group won’t just help companies that are thinking of relocating or expanding here.
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He wants them to be worldwide ambassadors to the city.
“When I know a CEO or top management from a company that’s on there, represented by the CEO, he’s traveling to India, to China, and we may be going over targeting a company,” he said. “Give us a half hour of your time when you’re in New Delhi. Give us an hour of your time when you’re in England. Give me some time when you’re in X state – can you go visit this company that we’re trying to talk to right now. Tell them what we have in Chicago.”
Emanuel believes businesspeople from Chicago are the best ones to tell the story.