Schaumburg Business Association's 2019 Economic Development

Throughout 2019 the Schaumburg Business Association made a committed effort to the economic development and growth of Schaumburg. As we transition into 2020, we wanted to highlight some of the incredible accomplishments and feature the broader impact that the Schaumburg Business Association has had on local, state, and international commerce:

  • Designed and Executed the first National Real Estate Showcase of Schaumburg to an audience of National Site Selectors profiling why Schaumburg for business investment
  • Provide the formal welcome remarks for the World Leaders Forum by Judson University featuring Former Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
  • Supported and assisted in Commissioner Kevin Morrison�s Small Business Resource Fair
  • Developed 5 customized data reports specific to company�s needs and requires including Market Development with 10 verified email address for company to do digital marketing campaign
  • In collaboration with State Representative Mussman SBA organized and lead the statewide Inclusive Hiring Workforce Summit to better connect industry with people with disability
  • Organized the first industry meeting of ABC Illinois � Alliance of Business and Colleges Illinois � to align college curriculums with industry needs providing Schaumburg employers an opportunity to shape regional workforce trends
  • Facilitated over 12 manufacturing conversations related to workforce training and development grant dollars
  • Higher Ed Act roundtable with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi . Asked by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to coordinate a roundtable for Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi to gain feedback from 20 corporate headquarters in Schaumburg.
  • Asked by Japanese Consulate to be part of the host delegation and plan part of the Chairman�s visit Chairman Kato is head of the majority political party in Japan � Liberal Democratic Party. Arranged for a visit at Sodick USA
  • VIP participants in Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki visit to Chicago
  • Part of the delegation receiving Indian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Harsh Shringla during his visit to Chicago
  • Asked to coordinate a tour and visit for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle of a Schaumburg manufacturer Axon Cable
  • Part of host delegation for new Chinese Consul-General in Chicago to the Midwest the honorable Zhao Jian
  • Advocated for the successful resolution of IL HB 354 allocating equitable resources for Cook County Board of Review
  • Polish Investment and Trade Agency official site visit and formalization of the relationship
  • Hosting Korean Small Business and Start Up Agency President and early discussion for formal partnership
  • Partnered with Japanese Consulate and Japanese Embassy to host the Walk in US, Talk on Japan forum and organize a formal dinner to better connect Schaumburg with Japan featuring Special Advise to Prime Minister Abe Dr. Taniguchi
  • Hosted the Cost of Doing Business Summit featuring Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi attended by over 100 business and civic leader
  • Launched the Commissioner Canvass program to directly connect Schaumburg�s Cook County Commissioner with small and medium size businesses
  • Partnered with the Polish Investment and Trade Agency to organize 8 site visits for interested Polish companies looking to open a North American headquarter operation
  • Attended FabTech � Fabricated Metal Technologies industries largest trade show � and made contact with over 12 prospective and interested companies
  • Organized a Small Business Roundtable with Schaumburg� State Representative Michelle Mussman to provide a legislative update on the activity of the Illinois General Assembly
  • Represented Illinois in the November �Grassroots Exchange in Japan� as a guest of the Japan Foundation and Japanese government

As we prepare for 2020, the Schaumburg Business Association is excited to continue our focus on the economic well-being and position of Schaumburg. With plans to enhance the existing relationships and expand the programs that will facilitate job creation and a competitive business climate the SBA�s economic development program looks forward to even more highlights, successes and growth next year.