History

Our goal: to propel business and generate jobs

How we got here

The Commercial Club of Chicago commissioned a study in 1983 which showed that Chicago was losing its economic prominence.

The Civic Committee was created in response and we've been working to make Chicago a better place to live and work since our founding.

We developed a long-term strategic plan to keep Chicago on the leading edge of economic development.  Our priorities have evolved over time, and we continue to welcome Chicago’s brightest business minds into our organization.