LOOP ECONOMIC STUDIES
Loop Economic Study & Impact Report
Updated and released in 2011, the Loop Economic Study and Impact Report was commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance and conducted by Chicago-based Goodman Williams Group Real Estate Research. The Report is an update to a version first completed in 2006, and is a comprehensive source for economic sectors that impact the vibrancy of the Loop including tourism, hospitality, business, employment, office, residential, higher education, arts and culture, restaurants, retail and transportation.
Higher Education Study & Student Survey
Prepared in 2009, the Higher Education Study & Student Survey examines the impact of over twenty-four higher education institutions in Chicago’s Loop and South Loop. Sponsored by the Chicago Loop Alliance, the study shows that the higher education institutions in ZIP codes 60601-60605 bounded by the Chicago River (north), Wacker Drive (west), Roosevelt Road (south), and the lakefront (east) have a potent impact on the Chicago economy, as well as the character of the downtown.
The study was conducted by a Work Group of Loop/South Loop institutions, convened by DePaul University. The Regional Economic Applications Laboratory of the University of Illinois, provided an econometric analysis of data supplied by the Work Group.