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Comprehensive coverage of journals and trade publications in all business-related disciplines. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, company profiles, SWOT analyses, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, and Harvard Faculty Seminar Videos.
Dates Covered: 1886-present.
Crain's Chicago Business
This publication's website offers the weekly top lists, but limited article content. Instead, use one of our databases to search and access fulltext.
Local Business and Economic Development Data & Statistics
For demographic information sources, look under the Neighborhoods tab above.
Chicago Convention and Tourism Statistics
Overview and statistics on visitors, businesses, and other economic-impact factors related to the city.
City of Chicago: Planning and Development
In addition to housing and economic development, this city department is responsible for historic reservation, land use planning and policy, sustainable development and tax increment financing (TIF) and zoning ordinance administration.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
One of 12 regional Reserve Banks offering economic and financial statistics, working papers on emerging issues and transcripts of speeches by bank officials.
Illinois Department of Employment Security-Data Info
Labor market information from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
The Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used to produce an annual Illinois Statistical Abstract, which has been replaced by this publication. Access by chapter via the yellow box on the upper right of the IGPA page.
Chicago Board of Trade
Overview, news and history of the CBOT. Choose the Market Information link for extensive statistics.
Great Lakes Information Network
Extensive links to statistical data, organizations and information pertaining to the Great Lakes. Includes ecological and economic perspectives for the entire Great Lakes region.
Metro Chicago Data
Interactive information and data from the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois.
2000 Census Community Profiles
These Community Area maps include tables that show demographic profiles compiled in 1990 and 2000 by the U. S. Census Bureau, and feature data changes in population, housing, social, and economic characteristics.