SelectChicago is a program designed to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to the greater Chicago area, through the SelectUSA conference model. Foreign Direct Investment is a process which allows for foreign companies to invest in the United States. All FDI investors are certified by the US Department of Commerce. While leveraging the assistance of trade ministers, regional economic development organizations, municipal economic development professionals and numerous firms and benefactors, SelectChicago creates public/private partnerships to accomplish local economic development objectives. This includes residential, commercial, and industrial development.
SelectChicago was created by the 501 (c) (3) non-profit, Greater Waukegan Development Coalition (GWDC), a private economic development organization, and is the sponsor organization coordinating SelectChicago 2018. SelectChicago is an official SelectUSA spin-off event. Each registered FDI attendee will have secure access to an exclusive online Investment Portfolio featuring many exciting investment opportunities in Chicago.