September 3, 2014

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel On Export Growth In Chicagoland Area

U.S. Department of Commerce Report Shows Chicago Metro Had 2nd Fastest Export Growth in the U.S. in 2013; Making Chicago a National Leader in Exports is a Key Initiative of the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“The new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce – showing nearly 11 percent growth in Chicago metro area exports between 2012-2013 – reinforces that our initiatives to establish exporting relationships for small businesses, as well as promoting exports among existing corporations, are bearing returns for Chicago’s economy and its workers. Continuing to grow our exports will create tens of thousands of new jobs for Chicago workers and further stimulate economic growth.”