Man bites dog? DuPage eyes public transit, bikes, to boost economy

 

The head of DuPage County’s economic development unit is plugging an unorthodox idea—better use of public transit, and even bicycles—as a critical step to boost the county’s job market.

 

In a panel presentation and a subsequent interview, new Choose DuPage President and CEO John Carpenter said “closing the last-mile commute issue” is one of four things the group will focus on to revitalize the county’s economy. Continue reading

Why Real Estate Developers Should Choose DuPage

 

John Carpenter’s 4-Point Plan for Economic Development

 

John Carpenter Choose DuPage

Choose DuPage CEO John Carpenter is aggressively pursuing business in DuPage County. Before he speaks at Bisnow’s “State of the Suburbs” event, Aug. 23 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, John laid out four approaches he’s identified for further economic growth and development in the area. He’s an expert at the power of persuasion. Before John joined Choose DuPage last September, he was SVP at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for public policy initiatives and leading the charge on legislative affairs. Prior to that he was VP of corporate affairs for American Airlines. John says he inherited a wonderfully talented staff that is dedicated to championing DuPage County as an complement to downtown Chicago as an economic generator. Here’s what John has planned to compel business leaders and commercial real estate professionals to, well, choose DuPage County for their next major projects.

 

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