CCAC January Newsletter
January 5, 2023

January Member Meeting

2023 Economic Outlook

Carl Tannenbaum

Chief Economist, Northern Trust

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 8:30 am to 10:00 am

(Please Note Change of Time)

Kick-off 2023 by hearing the 2023 Economic Outlook from America's most accurate economist.
Northern Trust's Chief Economist, Carl Tannenbaum, has been honored as the economist with the most accurate predictions over the past several years and he will be sharing his thoughts about 2023 at CCAC's monthly member meeting taking place on Tuesday, January 10. 
Please note that this event takes place in the morning. Breakfast and networking will begin at 8:30 am. Insights from Mr. Tannenbaum will begin at 9:00 am and everything will be wrapped up by 10:00 am. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
8:30 to 10:00 am

Jenner & Block
353 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Please RSVP soon as space is limited.
Special thanks to our friends at Jenner & Block for hosting.
RSVP for 2023 Economic Outlook Member Meeting

December Member Meeting Recap

ONE Central Chicago

with Bob Dunn of Landmark Development

CCAC members gathered at the offices of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to celebrate the holidays and hear from Landmark Development President and Managing Partner Bob Dunn who gave an update on the latest developments on ONE Central Chicago.

This mega-development, to be constructed above the Metra tracks adjacent to Soldier Field, will bring an entertainment complex, transit hub and approximately 20 million square feet of office, hotel and residential space to the neighborhood.

Bob Dunn provided an in-depth history of how the project came to be, its progress so far, and the bright future of the development just around the corner.  He also highlighted the many local partners involved in the project and the community and workforce development work already underway to ensure that neighborhood residents will participate in, and benefit from, the project.

Special thanks to CCAC Chairman Greg Hummel with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Pat Cermak with Wight & Co. for hosting the event. 

Greater Chicagoland

Economic Partnership Announced

World Business Chicago, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and regional leaders announced the formation of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership, a first-of-its-kind united effort including the City of Chicago, Cook County, and six counties across metropolitan Chicago to drive a regional economic strategy intended to deliver mutual benefits to the partners, and strengthen Chicagoland’s economic force in an increasingly fierce competitive global market.
The partners include:
·      Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle
·      DuPage County Board Chair Dan Cronin (Term ended in Dec. 2022)
·      Kane County Board Chair Corinne Pierog
·      Kendall County Board Chair Scott Gryder (Term ended in Dec. 2022)
·      Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart
·      McHenry County Board Chair Michael Buehler
·      Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarran
·      Samir Mayekar, Deputy Mayor for Neighborhood and Econ. Development, City of Chicago
·      Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
·      Choose DuPage
·      Lake County Partners
·      McHenry County Economic Development Corporation
·      Will County Center for Economic Development
·      World Business Chicago
·      Private and civic sector partners
“Today’s announcement of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership will not only move the Chicagoland region forward but become its distinctive competitive advantage, helping existing firms expand in the region and attract new corporations. The region’s future is bright,” said Michael Fassnacht, President & CEO, World Business Chicago, Chief Marketing Officer, City of Chicago.

Welcome To Our Newest Member

Welcome to new CCAC member Onni Group. 
For over half a century, Onni has been building communities for people to live, work, and play. Their success reflects their commitment to their employees and partners, and dedication to quality construction, innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. Their expertise expands across North American cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto, and Vancouver.

2023 Membership Opportunities

Thank you once again for your membership in CCAC.  Your participation ensures our ability to move forward on our plans and initiatives to improve Chicago and its central area for all Chicagoans.
In recent months, several members have brought new members to the organization and we're reaching out to you to consider doing the same.  Please think about a friend or colleague at another firm who might be interested in the work of CCAC. 
Our membership includes firms in architecture, design, planning, finance, law, development, construction, brokerage, evaluation, unions and many more segments.  Please reach out to CCAC Executive Director Mark Hopkins if you have potential new members.  He can be contacted at
(312) 602-5148
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