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The life sciences and transportation sectors are seeing strong growth in the Chicagoland region, says World Business Chicago

Life Science, Transportation Sectors Lead Growth in Chicagoland Region

A report released Monday by World Business Chicago’s Research Center reveals strong growth in the life sciences and transportation sectors in the Chicagoland region. The report, “World Business Chicago Insights: High-Growth Industries in Chicagoland,” also found that finance and business and professional services are significant core industries, while the manufacturing sector, particularly food manufacturing, has seen high rates of innovation. 

The report was released in conjunction with the formation of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership, a collaboration between World Business Chicago and Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. 

The report highlights the crucial role that innovation plays in driving industry growth in the region, which boasts a strong focus on R&D and a vibrant community of entrepreneurs and small businesses. It also highlights the region’s strengths in business growth, accessibility to resources, affordability and quality of life, and emphasizes the benefits of a unified regional strategy. 


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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).

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