Last week, REjournals hosted the first annual State of DuPage County & Western Suburbs CRE Market. Held at the IBEW Local 701 Hall in Warrenville, the sold-out crowd heard from local policy experts and CRE professionals about what makes this part of the Chicago metro stand out.
Karyn Charvat, executive director of PowerForward DuPage, emceed the event and welcomed the introductory speakers to the stage. Dan Cronin, DuPage County Board chairman, delivered opening remarks and Greg Bedalov, president and CEO of Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance, delivered the keynote address.
Cronin came ready with stats, pointing out that DuPage County—currently enjoying best-in-30-years unemployment rate of 2.2 percent—is home to 90,000 businesses supporting more than 650,000 jobs, more than in the city of Chicago.
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