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Chicago Named Businesses’ Top Relocation Destination for 10th Consecutive Year

Site Selection Magazine has named the Chicago region the Top Metro in the U.S. for corporate relocation and site selection, for the 10th consecutive year, according to World Business Chicago (WBC). The accolade was announced at an event held recently at The Terminal in Humboldt Park, where WBC convened city and regional leaders with companies that made pro-Chicago decisions in 2022. 

“If winning multiple championships establishes dynasties, what do you call it when you win 10 years in a row?” asked Site Selection managing editor Adam Bruns. “In Chicagoland, they hand the ball back to the ref and act like they’ve been there before. Because they have. Our project data tell us the metro area continues to attract companies and the talent those companies covet.” 

WBC also released its annual year-in-review for 2022, reporting the Chicago economy saw steady growth throughout the year, with a 3.1% increase in Gross Regional Product and a 2.2% increase in employment. The report also recognized that Chicago’s transportation and logistics sector experienced particularly strong growth, with a 3.8% increase in employment and the creation of more than 1,500 new jobs.


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).