Just to get the opportunity to be in front of these people, and for them to see some great business ideas out there has been great.

Chrishon Lampley
Love Cork Screw


Chicago Regional Growth Corporation (CRGC) is the regional economic development organization that drives collaboration among public and private partners to generate inclusive growth and prosperity across Northeastern Illinois. CRGC puts the Chicago Region at the forefront of economic development.

Through CRGC’s leadership, the region speaks and acts with one voice. Leaders from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties and the City of Chicago collaborate to support growth of one of the world’s top ten most competitive economic regions with over 30 Fortune 500 headquarters across seven counties calling this metropolitan area home.

As a public-private partnership, CRGC sets an economic development agenda that works for the entire region and develops programs to drive growth and increase prosperity.

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Learn about the Export Pitch Competition

Are you a small or medium-sized company looking to start exporting or already selling abroad? Pitch to a panel of judges about your company’s plans for going global and win one of three grand prizes.

Attendees will hear from our finalists and enjoy food, drinks, and networking.


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