The city of Chicago faces a long winter with diminished economic prospects, but conditions are set to improve with a vaccine and a return to something resembling normal life next year, according to experts. The strengths that transformed Chicago into a destination for so many corporations should allow it to revive, even if memories of the coronavirus pandemic bring a few permanent alterations to the office environment.
“I don’t see the demise of people coming into cities or coming into the office,” World Business Chicago President and CEO Andrea Zopp said last week during Bisnow’s Chicago State of the Market Digital Summit.
What has remained constant is the desire to visit restaurants and the city’s many cultural institutions and to interact with colleagues face-to-face during working hours, she added. Those desires are just waiting to be uncorked when it’s safe, Zopp said. Others agree.“I think there is going to be a deep well of demand…
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