Startups

Merchandise Mart

1871 Technology Hub To Expand Merchandise Mart HQ

If you’re an entrepreneur with a great tech idea, 1871 is an ideal place to go to develop your idea into an invention, and the Chicago company has been so successful, it’s expanding its headquarters at the Merchandise Mart.

06/17/2014

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Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since September 2008

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at who’s been doing the hiring in Chicago.

05/02/2014

Merchandise Mart

Chicago To Become Home To New Biotech Hub At Merchandise Mart

The state of Illinois has provided $4 million to help launch new startup help for healthcare technology companies in downtown Chicago.

02/07/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to engineering and computer science students at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 2, 2012. The mayor was recruiting students to work in Chicago after they graduate. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Recruits Engineering Students At UIUC To Boost City’s Tech Ranks

Could Chicago become the Silicon Valley of the Midwest? If Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way, it’s a very real possibility.

CBS 2–10/02/2012