There is transformative power in a shared vision. The founders of The Economic Club recognized that in 1927 when they established the nonpartisan organization to encourage dialogue among leaders dedicated to advancing society and the institutions that shape it. For over 90 years the Club has maintained that legacy and today we remain committed to connecting Chicago’s top business and civic leaders to the people and ideas impacting our city, the nation and the world.
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Cultivating the next generation of civic leaders by connecting them to the luminaries of today.
The Economic Club of Chicago’s membership is a curated composition of business and civic leaders that reflects the diversity in the city and state. With 2,400 members representing every industry in Chicago, 70 percent of our members are C-suite executives. A key pillar of our membership is this demonstrated commitment to civic engagement, a trait that sets the Chicago business community apart.