Posted 5 years ago in Trending
1 MIN READ - Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) continues to bolster its international reputation as it became one of the founding members of the Global Business Districts Innovation Club. This new non-profit organization connects international business districts with resources to keep them competitive in a changing world.
The 2017 EY-ULI report, which ranked the Chicago Loop seventh for its attractiveness, speaks volumes to the work of Chicago Loop Alliance and the City of Chicago. The Alliance’s decision to join the Global Business Districts Innovation Club reaffirms its commitment not only to keeping the Loop in the driver’s seat of innovation, but also to boosting the Loop’s reputation in the global arena.
“Chicago Loop Alliance realizes that we need to continue to innovate to remain globally competitive,” said Michael Edwards, President and CEO of Chicago Loop Alliance. “Through the Global Business Districts Innovation Club, we can learn from other business districts and share our own successes. We will continue our efforts to keep the Loop a world-class destination by attracting talent, investment, and visitors.”
Already a member of the International Downtown Association (IDA), Chicago Loop Alliance is now among the five founding members – Paris La Défense, Guangzhou Tianhe, Beijing, and Montréal Destination Centre-Ville – of the Global Business Districts Innovation Club. Additional members include Tokyo, Japan, Hong Kong and Moscow.
You might be interested in:
Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA ConferenceUnderutilized public spaces have been transformed into eyeful assets of the city. Alleys became a summertime destination for the arts. And the Chicago Loop has become an artistic and cultural hub, rising as a role model for other downtowns globally d
Downtown Futures Series Inspires a Smarter ChicagoChicago Loop Alliance completed its third year of the Downtown Futures Series, a trio of conversations – moderated by David Broz, principal of Gensler Design – with innovative minds to create a smarter Chicago.
Chicago Loop Alliance in Beijing: Sharing Industry ExpertiseChicago Loop Alliance was invited to share its expertise in downtown management at the Beijing Innovative Development Conference from September 13-15, 2018. The conference engaged 200 business districts from China in a three-day dialogue with interna