ThinkChicago is led by World Business Chicago, in partnership with the City of Chicago, the University of Illinois System, and the City Colleges of Chicago.
World Business Chicago
World Business Chicago is the City of Chicago’s economic development organization. We’re a non-profit, public-private partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.
Our mission is to drive inclusive economic growth and job creation, support businesses, and promote Chicago as the leading global city to help our existing companies expand as well as attract new companies.
The UofI System is the state's flagship public university system. The three distinct universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield serve the people of Chicago and Illinois through a shared commitment to our missions of excellence in teaching, research, public service, and economic development.
City Colleges of Chicago is the largest community colleges system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with over 4,000 faculty members and staff serving more than more than 80,000 students annually at seven colleges and five satellite sites.
With locations across the City of Chicago, the seven colleges include Richard J. Daley College, Harold Washington College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College and Wilbur Wright College.
CCC also oversees the award-winning Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute, the French Pastry School, the Parrot Cage Restaurant at South Shore Cultural Center, the Sikia Banquet Facility, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance Learning, the Workforce Academy and radio station WKKC FM 89.3.