Chicago Loop Alliance regularly commissions reports that reflect its vision for a vibrant downtown and guide the Loop's future.
Loop Operations - Monthly Reports
To help you better understand the status and operational plans of Loop businesses, Chicago Loop Alliance has surveyed stakeholders and collected other data monthly since July 2020Read the Reports
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.
2020 Annual Report
The 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...View the report
2018 Annual ReportThe Chicago Loop continued to flourish with new hotels, more residential development, top-notch office space, diverse retail offerings, and, of course, world-class arts and cultural institutions.
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.
2015 Annual ReportOnce a place with a singular purpose, the Loop has become a destination for just about everything — from world-class attractions and amenities to the highest concentration of office space and higher education institutions in the entire state.