DMC was proud to be recognized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a leader in Chicago’s technology industry at Tech Day on November 28. DMC joined fellow tech leaders from 16 companies who have added or will be adding a combined 2,000 jobs in Chicago in 2018 and 2019.
As DMC's Marketing Manager, I represented DMC at the event, which offered an opportunity to celebrate industry growth while fostering continued collaboration within the tech sector. The event was held at ActiveCampaign and hosted by World Business Chicago through its tech initiative ChicagoNEXT.
“Chicago’s technology economy is diverse, young and thriving,” said Mayor Emanuel in a statement. “The companies here today represent some of the most innovative businesses that touch every emerging industry and represent why the City continues to build its reputation as a leading tech hub. I congratulate you on your growth and wish you continued success in the future.”
Mayor Emanuel recognizes DMC at Tech Day in Chicago (credit: Broke Collins)
Tech remains Chicago’s fastest-growing industry sector, employing more than 143,000 people working with more than 4,000 digital companies - one of the country’s largest tech talent pools. From FinTech and supply-chain to automation and artificial intelligence; these 16 companies chose to expand in Chicago because of the City’s growing reputation as a global tech hub, its diversified economy, and its strong talent pool.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and ActiveCampaign CEO Jason VanDeboom at TechDay (credit: Broke Collins)
“An innovative economy is a growing economy, and innovation lives here in Chicago,” said Andrea Zopp, President & CEO of World Business Chicago in a statement. “Whether it is entrepreneurs, tech icons, innovators, incubators, or emerging talent, all play a critical role to advancing Chicago as a global tech hub. Together we are making Chicago’s tech scene more inclusive and better positioned to build a new economy with jobs in groundbreaking fields like artificial intelligence, automation, cryptocurrency, and quantum computing.”
16 local companies were recognized for growing Chicago's tech sector (credit: Broke Collins)
Global Tech Hub
The growing strength of Chicago’s tech community has not gone unnoticed. With a strong startup scene and a number of fast-growing tech companies, Chicago was recently identified by Deloitte as a top 10 global tech and innovation hub. In addition, MODIS ranked Chicago the number one tech spot of the future; Pitchbook again ranked Chicago first in the country for venture capital ROI; and Site Selector Magazine ranked Chicago among the top North American metros for corporate relocation and expansions for the sixth year in a row.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the offices of ActiveCampaign on Tech Day (credit: Broke Collins)
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