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World Trade Center Chicago
6 East Monroe Street, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60603










  • Business Services
  • Trade Information

About World Trade Center Chicago

Chicago is America’s 3rd largest city with a population of ~2.74M and the center of Chicagoland (over 9.6M people). It is an international finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecom, and transport hub, and has the largest and most diverse derivatives market in the world, generating 20% of all commodities and financial futures. O'Hare International Airport is ranked among the world's top 6 busiest airports and the region is also the nation's railroad hub. The Chicago area has one of the highest GDPs of any urban region in the world ($689B in 2018). Chicago's economy is diverse, with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. WTCC’s goal is also to meet the universal challenge of American business; grow jobs in the region by making its SME businesses better foreign traders.

Photos: Melissa Farlow, Lake Forest College, J.Lewis

Member Benefits:

  • Direct access to 320 WTCs on 5 continents
  • Membership in WTCA with global partnerships
  • Raising profile of Chicagoland’s small businesses
  • Growing exports to expand family-sustaining jobs

Local Industries:

  • Business Management & Professional Services,
  • Hospitality: Tourism & Leisure,
  • Real Estate,
  • Banking & Capital Markets,
  • Capital Projects and Infrastructure,
  • Asset Management,
  • Import & Export,
  • Technology,
  • Financial & Professional Services,
  • Healthcare & Wellness,
  • Information Technology & Software,
  • Transportation: Logistics & Warehousing,
  • Government/Public Services,
  • Retail & Consumer,
  • Automotive,
  • Chemicals,
  • Industrial Manufacturing,
  • Broadcasting & Telecommunications,
  • Insurance,
  • Clean Technology,
  • Biotechnology & Bioscience,
  • Publishing & Printing,
  • Conference & Exhibition,
  • Intellectual Property,
  • Athletic & Outdoor,
  • Energy: Utilities & Mining,
  • Advanced Manufacturing,
  • Engineering: R&D: Architecture & Construction,
  • Aerospace: Aviation & Defense,
  • Advertising & Public Relations,
  • Electronics,
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences,
  • Entertainment & Digital Media,
  • Education & Knowledge Creation,
  • Agri-Business,
  • Food & Beverage Processing,
  • Animal Husbandry,
  • Arts & Design,
  • Fashion,
  • Furniture

Join Us

Facilities & Services

Through affiliation with World Trade Center Chicago, your company will be joining the ranks of top tier international companies and business leaders throughout the world who already have chosen affiliation with, or tenancy in, World Trade Centers as a tool for expanding their respective businesses. Our goal is to present the largest private trading association in the world to the Chicago region's businesses. We seek to help you connect with new business opportunities and better position your company to grow through the international markets.

Trade Services

  • Business Management & Professional Services
  • Trade Counseling
  • Referrals
  • Trade Information / Market Research


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Our Impact


Foreign based companies in Chicago


Visitors traveled to Chicago in 2014


Fortune 500 companies call Chicago home

Our Team

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  • ‘Cities have a lot of strengths right now' - As one of the world's major cities and a nexus of commerce and culture, Chicago is a critical component of the Upper Midwest. For the whole of 2020, public health-related and human events—a pandemic, protests, violence—have conspired to reshape the city in unexpected ways. But... more


  • WTC PRINCIPAL - POPE’S VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA - PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA - Thomas A. Leonard, Managing Partner with the Philadelphia law firm Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, is at the center of activity organized to bring Pope Francis to Philadelphia. Tom has been associated with the WTCA for over twenty years, serving... more

  • WTC Chicago Introduction of Executive Director - CHICAGO, IL, USA - World Trade Center Chicago, one of the newest members of the World Trade Centers Association having been admitted in 2014, has appointed Sarah Emmerton as its Interim Executive Director.  Sarah is the Director of Research at the Chicago-based real estate an... more

  • CHICAGO SAYS HELLO TO THE WTCA - CHICAGO, IL, USA - Chicago is the largest city in North America which did not have a World Trade Center. That has now changed. Chicago is commonly referred to as “America’s Second City”. By size it is the third largest metropolitan area in the United States, behind New York an... more

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World Trade Center Chicago
6 East Monroe Street, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60603