Chicago Loop Alliance creates, manages and promotes high-performing urban experiences, attracting 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 advocates for the city's rapidly growing central business district. With more than 250 members representing the Loop's business, civic, and cultural institutions, CLA is the only organization whose primary role is to promote businesses and lead revitalization efforts specific to the Loop.
The Loop's boundaries are the Chicago River to the north and west, Ida B. Wells Drive on the south, and Michigan Avenue on the east, with a few blocks extending northeast to Columbus Drive in an area north of Millennium Park called Lakeshore East.
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CLA's Core Competencies
Navigating governmental processes
Integrating multiple perspectives
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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