Economic Renaissance in the Windy City: The Wind of Change of Just Hot Air? GCP-97-6

Wim Wiewel 
Wim Wiewel Dean of College of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Abstract
With cities, the story always seems to be dramatic–either they are dying, becoming irrelevant, going bankrupt; or they are being reborn, cities are on the rise, the return of the downtown.  The description of my talk in the conference program reflects this: “the continued renaissance of Chicago” “will discuss winning strategies that have helped the Windy City rebound and prosper.”  It was language like that, rather than the climate, which earned the city the “Windy” moniker in the first place.

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