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Why Chicago?

Join Us in the US’s Best Big City

In 2023, RAPID + TCT is visiting Chicago, voted the Best Big City in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row by Conde Nast Traveler readers. Chicago was also named “Top Metro for Corporate Investment” for the 9th year in a row by Site Selection Magazine. According to the magazine, the Chicago metro area saw an all-time record number of new and expanding corporate locations, more than any other region in the country. These surging capital investments continue to make Chicago the perfect place forge the future of additive manufacturing.

With an established and diverse manufacturing sector, strong distribution networks, a skilled workforce, and a wide variety of public and private support, the manufacturing sector is thriving in Chicago. The sector is a central part of the City’s economy, supplying 80,000 jobs at 2,600 firms.

But that’s not all. The city boasts one of the best food scenes in the world with a multitude of Michelin-rated and James Beard Award-winning restaurants, unbeatable arts and attractions, exciting nightlife, and miles of public green spaces as well as a sparkling lakefront and lively Riverwalk for your attendees to enjoy. At RAPID + TCT, you’ll find that innovation pairs perfectly with entertainment.