The SelectChicago philosophy is contrary to the conventional economic development ideals. In the eyes of a foreign investor, all suburbs are considered “Chicago.” Therefore, SelectChicago is a partnership across all participating Chicago area communities in order to attract attention on a global scale. Further, SelectChicago communities commit to sharing the global spotlight and are supportive of all FDI  achievements. When one community receives foreign investment, other communities will benefit, because we are all “Chicago.”