Chicago's High-Tech Future

Fueled by technological innovation and strategic infrastructure planning, Chicago is the fourth-largest high-tech region in the country.

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September 26, 2000, 7:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Those who are skeptical of the Chicago region’s standing as a technology and telecommunications hub should consider the following statistics: Illinois ranks fourth in the nation after California, Texas, and New York in the number of high-technology plants and facilities—and it has been growing an average of 9.2 percent per year since 1990. The state also ranks fourth in the number of high-tech jobs and revenues generated by publicly traded technology companies. Three of the fastest regional, national, and global high-speed digital networks are based in downtown Chicago, and Illinois research institutions are at the forefront of the global race to set next-generation Internet standards. (ULI membership is required to access the full text of this article.)

Thanks to Urban Land Magazine

Friday, September 15, 2000 in Urban Land Magazine

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