Economic Development Summit - Chicago, IL - June 2-3rd

What is the Summit?

Join industry peers and experts at Illinois' premier economic development networking and educational event, this year on Chicago's beautiful Magnificent Mile on June 2nd-3rd, 2022.  

This year we are all working Together Towards a Stronger Tomorrow. Join us as we gather to discuss and coordinate strategies with our regional, state, and international partners. We will look at the impact and top questions regarding Illinois' advanced manufacturing industry, marketing trends, talent attraction, and business retention.  Sit with leading voices in foreign markets to discuss doing business with Japan and other ways to improve foreign direct investment in your communities. 

We look forward to meeting you at the Summit Chicago for the 2022 Economic Development Summit, brought to you by the Illinois Economic Development Association. We can't wait to see you there!

Event Registration
Sponsor Registration
Hotel Reservation

The Sessions You Want

The schedule is still tentative but here is a preview of what we have in mind...

IL 5 Year PlanIL Economic Development Plan Advanced ManufacturingAdvanced Manufacturing
Doing Business With JapanDoing Business with Japan Intersect IllinoisWorking with Economic Partners
Working with Our State PartnersWorking with Our State Partners Trends in EDO MarketingTrends in EDO Marketing
COVID72.jpgThe Pandemic & Recovery Foreign Direct InvestmentAttracting Foreign Direct Investment
Talent AttractionTalent Attraction Business RetentionBusiness Retention

Details will be added as they are confirmed, including speakers and specific time slots.   

Our Amazing Sponsors

Pulling together a premier event like this in downtown Chicago takes the help of our community of industry partners. With their support, we are not only able to bring in fantastic talent, but we can keep our event prices and room rates extremely reasonable!  We want to recognize all of our amazing sponsors for making this possible. 


Ameren Logo ComEd Logo DCEO Logo DCEO Logo Nicor Gas Logo


DCC Marketing Logo McGuireWoods Consulting Logo Nuveen Green Capital


BNSF LogoJacob Hefner Logo


Select Chicago  |  Downers Grove EDC  |  Invest Aurora  |  Village of Sugar Grove


If you would like to join us as a partner, we have tiers available to match a variety of budgets.  Please click the button below for more information. 

Sponsor Registration


 Location & Hotel Information

CQ Club Quarters Hotel
75 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Reservation Link

Summit Chicago
205 N Michigan Ave 10th floor
Chicago, IL 60601