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IMEC Announces Results of Made in Chicago Logo Contest

New brand logo identifies the strength of manufacturing and industry in the city

For Immediate Release
February 4, 2014


Chicago, Illinois - Made in Chicago, a new program and network for Chicago-region designers, engineers and manufacturers was recently launched on January 21, 2014. As one of the initiatives at the event, attendees had the opportunity to vote on their favorite logo. From the five finalists, a winner was chosen!


Made in Chicago Logo


The logo includes elements of Chicago including the skyline and flag that are recognizable to a broader audience; symbols that say it’s about Chicago. In addition, a gear represents the strength of manufacturing in the city. The logo will be implemented on the website at www.MadeinChicago.org, along with all Made in Chicago communications.


“Made in Chicago is about bringing manufacturers, designers and engineers together for mutual opportunities, and the logo selection is just another way to get the community involved in building this program,” states David Boulay, President of Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center. Since the launch, IMEC and Made in Chicago have begun identifying sourcing needs of the design community and are working to identify manufacturing firms in and around the city to fill the requests.


For more information about the Made in Chicago launch event, visit www.imec.org/blog for highlights and photos. In addition, the Made in Chicago program has now joined the conversation on Twitter - follow @MadeInChicagoIL today!




About Made in Chicago

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and Citi Community Development, supported by World Business Chicago and the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, joined forces to create a new collaborative program and web tool for Chicagoland design and manufacturing communities. The Made in Chicago program serves as a new hub for locally sourced ideas and manufacturing capabilities. To learn more about Made in Chicago, visit www.MadeInChicago.org where you can search for local products, list your company, or submit a request for sourcing support.


About IMEC

IMEC was established in 1996 with the goal of improving the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois’ small and mid-sized manufacturing firms. A non-profit economic development organization, IMEC is funded in part by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and through fees paid by Illinois manufacturers for IMEC’s services. IMEC has 7 offices statewide and 40 full-time manufacturing improvement specialists.