↓ "Additional major employers in Chicago
include: Archer Daniels Midland
Corp., Kraft Foods
Inc., Abbott Laboratories
and Deere &
Chicago is a major world financial center, with the second largest
central business district in the U.S. The city is the headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Chicago (the Seventh District of the Federal Reserve). The city is also home to three major
financial and futures exchanges, including the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options
Exchange (CBOE), and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the "Merc"), which includes the former
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Perhaps due to the influence of the Chicago school of economics, the
city also has markets trading unusual contracts such as emissions (on the Chicago Climate Exchange)
and equity style indices (on the U.S. Futures Exchange).
The city and its surrounding metropolitan area are home to the
second largest labor pool in the United States with approximately 4.25 million workers.
Manufacturing, printing, publishing and food processing also play
major roles in the city's economy. Several medical products and services companies are
headquartered in the Chicago area, including Baxter International, Abbott Laboratories, and the
Healthcare Financial Services division of General Electric."
-- Chicago. (2009, October 23). InWikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
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