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The Greater Chicago area is the third-largest metropolitan area in the United States (ranking just behind New York City and Los Angeles) with a reported population of 9.8 million people. Famous for its towering skyline, rich culture, unique pizza style and importance as a business hub, it's a healthy market for those looking to grow their marketing careers.
As a primate city, Chicago is listed as an alpha+ global city and seventh in the world per the 2012 Global Cities Index. With the 4th largest metropolitan GDP in the world ($532 billion), Chicago closely follows Tokyo, New York City, and Los Angeles in GDP and outranks London and Paris. Chicago's primary economic sectors include finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation. There are almost endless opportunities here for those who know how to look for them.
Chicago Marketing Careers
MasterCard Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index lists Chicago as the 4th most important business center in the world. Contributing to the city's high ranking is its diversified economy. From 2001 to 2008, the Greater Chicago metropolitan area recorded the largest number of new and expanded corporate facilities in the U.S. The combination of major businesses, financial capital, federal research dollars, a large diversified labor pool, and major universities have spurred Chicago's continued growth and economic health.
Major Chicago industries include manufacturing, printing, publishing, retail, food processing, healthcare, biomedical research, and the service sector. Major transportation routes and accessibility via the Great Lakes, the Port of Chicago, passenger and freight rail lines, highway, and air, combined with its central mid-Western location continues to support economic development in the area, making it a prime area for marketers to advance their careers.