The Chicago economy is a huge economy with 9.5 million people, a workforce of 4 million, and an economic output of $500 billion a year. In fact, if Chicago and the suburbs were a country, we'd have one of the 25 largest economies in the world.
But the world is changing, our economic landscape is shifting and the jobs that mean so much to us are in transition. That's benefited some people and left others struggling to keep up.
FOX 32 News explores the current and past state of the economy in Chicago and Illinois, along with the national and global impact, in a Special Report on the Economy: Chicago at the Tipping Point.
- Craig Wall: Is Chicago on the same financial path as Detroit?
- Dane Placko: Chicago's middle-class feels painful squeeze
- Lisa Chavarria: Chicago students train for resurging manufacturing industry
- Robin Robinson: The long-fought battle for a South Side Walmart
- Larry Yellen: Job seekers network, find support at group meetups
- Mike Flannery: Businesses crossing state lines for cheaper cost
- Executive Network Group of Greater Chicago
- Website: http://bit.ly/IB48i5
- Enova Job Recruiting
- Website: http://bit.ly/VLfeHW
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment News Release (PDF): http://1.usa.gov/17ijDrL
- World Business Chicago
- Website: http://bit.ly/adgZvh
- Plans for Economic Growth and Jobs Summary (PDF): http://bit.ly/1b4uKaL
- McKinsey & Company
- "How to Make a City Great" Article: http://bit.ly/17q90yp
- "Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power of Cities" Article: http://bit.ly/ZN2Y95
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Regional Development information: http://bit.ly/I1QV5u
- "Wrapped in Steel: The Story of the Neighborhoods of Southeast Chicago"
- VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1ipHHxp
- "Journeys in America"
- VIDEO: http://bit.ly/L1IXJv