Speaking to a full house, President Preckwinkle gave the Keynote Address at Opportunities for Investment in Chicago’s Southland, an event sponsored by IceMiller, LLP, that brought together the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) municipalities and partners including the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago Community Loan Fund, Enterprise Community Partners and the Metropolitan Planning Council. The half-day event was designed for developers, public officials, planning and economic development directors, and others interested in learning about mixed-use development, housing, quality opportunities and investments near transportation in Chicago’s Southland.
President Preckwinkle started her Keynote Address by talking about her career-long commitment to economic development. She was pleased to announce that Cook County is now a serious player when it comes to economic growth in the region. Creating the Bureau of Economic Development and the Council of Economic Advisors were two of her first steps after taking office, looking at economic growth from a regional perspective.