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Jessica Cabe
PR and Communications Manager, Chicago Loop Alliance

About Chicago Loop Alliance

Chicago Loop Alliance creates, manages and promotes high-performing urban experiences, attracting people and investment to the Loop. Chicago Loop Alliance was founded in 2005 following a merger between the Central Michigan Avenue Association and the Greater State Street Council, which was formed in 1929. Today, Chicago Loop Alliance's members consist of 300 businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout Chicago, and its projects and services serve the vision of keeping the Loop a vibrant global business district and world-class destination.

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About the President and CEO

Since joining Chicago Loop Alliance in 2012, President and CEO Michael M. Edwards—an economic development expert—has been overseeing the organization’s vision of creating, promoting, and managing a high-performing urban experience that will attract people and investment to the Loop. Edwards is a founding member of the Global Business Districts Innovation Club based in Paris, France. He previously served two terms on the board of the International Downtown Association.

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Click here to download hi-res images of Chicago Loop Alliance services and programs, as well as Loop destination images. Please refer to the file names for credit information. Contact Jessica Cabe, PR and Communications Manager, with requests for additional photos.


Press releases

Click here to access Chicago Loop Alliance press releases.