Chicago Made

Chicago Made



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Empowering creatives. Strengthening communities.

Chicago’s local creatives, entrepreneurs and artisans make our city the artistic and economic hub that it is. Chicago’s TV and Film, Music and other creative industries jump-start neighborhood growth, drive cultural identities and lead ingenuity felt worldwide. We’re here to support Chicago’s makers and dreamers by connecting them to the resources they need to get started and keep going.


$700M Economic impact generated by our local film industry (estimated in 2021).


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