• Why Chicago?

Do you want to be in the heart of a rising Tech destination? Chicago is it! In the past year, technology firms accounted for more than 4 million square feet of occupancy in the Chicago CBD. With new tech job creation happening every year, the city is fast becoming a hub for West Coast firms seeking new space.

Chicago Tech Facts

Home of 35 Fortune 500 companies

Including Motorola, Discover, Walgreens, McDonalds and more.

34% women-owned start-ups

Women are leaving their mark on the Chicago tech scene.

100+ incubators and accelerators

Including 1871, ranked as the World's #1 Private Business Incubator

1 of only 4 cities with 3 tier-one research universities

Including Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Home to 5 unicorn start-ups

Avant, Raise, SMS Assist, Tempus, Uptake

Record start-up launches and funding opportunities

City launches 370 start-ups annually and drew $1.9 B in VC funding (CBRE)

Cost of living

Cost of living is up to 54.5% lower in Chicago than in the East or West coast

Chicago-based Firms

o Cameo

o FourKites

o Grubhub

o Groupon

o project44

o ShopRunner

o SpotHero

o Sprout Social

o Trunk Club

Chicago Offices

o Amazon

o Google

o Salesorce

o Uber

o LinkedIn

o Pinterest

o Microsoft

o HP

o Facebook, and more...