Overview:World Business Chicago is a not-for-profit development organization that helps companies to navigate the relocation and expansion process by uniting all the necessary parties. As a public-private partnership between the city and its business community, World Business Chicago takes is responsibility of implementing Chicago’s plan for economic growth and jobs, a coordinated effort to assess and expand Chicago's economy. It is also home to the ChicagoNEXT council of technology leaders, a dedicated effort to drive business growth and opportunity in science, innovation, and technology entrepreneurship. Its staff navigates the site selection process for companies by providing economic and industry data, state, and local incentive information, and bringing together key parties to spur economic growth. World Business Chicago was founded in 1999 and is based in Chicago, I.L.