New McCormick work rules attracting shows

By Associated Press
Posted Aug. 13, 2010 at 7:23 a.m.

Mayor Richard Daley says the International Manufacturing Technology Show, which has held its trade shows at McCormick Place since 1947, has decided to recommit for three more shows through 2016.

The group is one of six current trade shows that have recommitted to the city and three new shows that have signed on.

Trade shows mean a lot of money to cities, with the International Manufacturing Technology Show saying that it expects next month’s show to attract 92,000 visitors who will spend about $200 million.

Daley credited new work rules that make Chicago more competitive and said the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority expects to announce more new and returning business in the next 60 days, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.


One comment:

  1. jack (me) Aug. 13, 2010 at 9:02 a.m.

    Note the last sentence “the Sun-Times reported.”

    And, at least we have the benefit that Reilly is out of the RTA, although we don’t know who the next do nothing Daley will insist be on that board.