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About Chicago Loop Alliance

Chicago Loop Alliance leads the community by creating and supporting inclusive programs that attract people and investment to the Loop.

Chicago Loop Alliance's services and projects are in place to realize the vision of keeping the Loop a vibrant global business district and recognized world-class destination. As a member-based business organization, Chicago Loop Alliance:

The Loop's boundaries are the Chicago River to the north and west, Ida B. Wells Drive on the south and Lake Michigan on the east.

Learn more about Chicago Loop Alliance's projects and services.

CLA's Values

I.D.E.A. Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access
Constituent services
Return on investment

CLA's Core Competencies

Advocating for government policies
Navigating government processes
Promoting the Loop
Connecting constituents
Delivering proactive results
Integrating multiple perspectives

Impact Report

Learn more about Chicago Loop Alliance by viewing the latest annual impact report.

Impact Report

History of Chicago Loop Alliance

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 and consisted of local merchants eager to promote economic prosperity for their businesses during the Great Depression.

Among the organization's founders were David M. Yates, Frederick D. Corley and R. F. Starr representing Marshall Field & Company; Bruce MacLeish and Charles Miller representing Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company; Walter L. Gregory and Henry L. Hollis representing the Palmer House; and other prominent Chicago pioneers.

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About SSA#1-2015

The goal of State Street Special Service Area #1-2015 is to position State Street as a highly desirable world-class destination.

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