Chicago Loop Alliance regularly commissions reports that reflect its vision for a vibrant downtown and guide the Loop's future, while also working with partner organizations to expand the reach of its research and resources.
Five-Year Strategic PlanChicago Loop Alliance commissioned a new strategic plan to take advantage of the evolving downtown and CLA’s role in the Loop following several years altering the district and organization’s business model.
Elevate State Plan 2023Elevate State plan analyzes the current landscape of State Street; recommends findings for the iconic thoroughfare; and addresses the future of a mixed-use district.
Loop Residential StudyChicago Loop Alliance invites Loop residents to weigh in on a new study, which will track and analyze the economic impact of Loop renters and homeowners.
LaSalle Landmark Innovation District 2022The LaSalle Landmarks Innovation District is a plan to accelerate the economic recovery of LaSalle Street in the Chicago Loop. Once the financial district for the central area, LaSalle Street faces headwinds brought to light by the recent pandemic.
The Chicago Loop's New DemographyThe 2020 U.S. Census includes data that shows the Loop is the fastest growing Chicago neighborhood, and Chicago's downtown is the fastest growing in the country. Learn more about the Chicago Loop's growing and changing demography.
Learning Expedition Chicago 2019This report presents the conclusions made during the GBD Learning Expedition, reveals the main trends in the development of the global business districts, and also identifies the main challenges (opportunities) to the evolution of the districts...
Cultural Mile Action PlanThe Cultural Mile Action Plan was written by the Chicago Loop Alliance on behalf of the Cultural Mile organization. The recommendations focus on three categories: Programming, Streetscape, and Investment.
Arts in the Loop Economic Impact StudyCLA seeks to help its members gain a deeper understanding of the impact the large collection of arts and cultural assets in the area have on the Loop economy.
Higher Education in the Loop and South LoopCLA released Higher Education in the Loop and South Loop to present and analyze data describing the economic and social impact of the area's higher education institutions.
Resource Guide for those in Immediate NeedCLA and Chicago Help Initiative have compiled a Resource Guide with information on food, healthcare, shelter and job resources for those in critical need.
2023 Impact Report2023 marked a year of planning, strategizing and initiating major moves for organization and Loop district.
2022 Impact Report2022 was another year marked by the evolution of the traditional depiction of the Loop; continual recovery from the ravages of the past few years; and hope and optimism for the prospects of the future of our beautiful and iconic district.
2020 Annual ReportThe Loop, like downtowns around the world, faced incredible challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting recession, and civil unrest over systemic racism and violence rocked the globe...
2017 Annual ReportThe appeal of the Loop extended to new investments throughout the Loop including hotels, residential units, retail, and restaurants. It was also yet another fantastic year for the Chicago Loop Alliance.
2016 Annual ReportFrom restaurants to residential units, the Loop saw a surge in new development. What once was strictly a nine-to-five workspace has transformed into an urban hot spot.
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