February 10, 2012 | Leave a comment World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities Combine Resources to Further Expand Chicago’s Global Footprint In a move to tie the city’s cultural exchange programs more closely to its business development goals, Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and World Business Chicago (WBC) have announced that they will combine resources to further expand Chicago’s global footprint. Under the new structure, Sister Cities will become part of World Business Chicago, maintaining its primary goal of providing cultural, educational and humanitarian programming, but strengthening its attention to global commerce. To do so, a co-chair, who will be primarily responsible for creating and managing business development activities, will be appointed for each Sister City committee. “Synching up the cultural exchange programs of Chicago Sister Cities International with World Business Chicago’s work to expand the city’s global business footprint advances the mission of each organization,” said Rita Athas, President of World Business Chicago. About World Business Chicago World Business Chicago (WBC) is the city’s public-private economic development office, coordinating business retention, attraction and expansion efforts in order to spur and accelerate economic growth. Chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, WBC strives to raise Chicago’s position as a premier global business destination. For more information, visit WorldBusinessChicago.com. About Chicago Sister Cities International Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) provides leadership to develop, manage, and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago’s 28 sister cities. Under the leadership of Chairman Samuel Scott III and Honorary Chairman, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CSCI is committed to promoting Chicago as a global city, developing international partnerships and networks, and sharing best practices on a city-to-city basis. For more information, visit ChicagoSisterCities.com. Click here for full article.