Gogo Moving HQ From Itasca To Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel  welcomes GoGo to Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomes GoGo to Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A company that provides in-flight Internet service is moving its headquarters to downtown Chicago from the suburbs. Mayor Emanuel couldn’t be more pleased, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Michael Small, the CEO of Gogo, says the company is moving its headquarters and commercial aviation business t0 111 North Canal near the Boeing building.

He says they have had a good run in Itasca, but this is a global company.

“We bring internet to the sky and we partner with airlines around the world, aircraft manufacturers around the world and like in many businesses, particularly in ours, the quality of the people working for us makes all of the difference,” said Small.

Mayor Emanuel rejects the notion that he is stealing some 500 jobs from Itasca.

“Here, it wasn’t Itasca versus Chicago, it was Denver versus Chicago,” said Emanuel.

He says Gogo would have moved regardless.