2000 new tech jobs slated for Chicago

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CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will be adding 2000 new technology jobs.

Lightfoot made the announcement Monday during the world business Chicago third annual Tech Day, saying these opportunities will help the entire city.

A growing number of tech firms said they’re drawn to Chicago because of its diversified economy and talent pool.

The tech industry is the city’s fastest growing sector with more than 4000 digital companies and growth of more than 270 percent in the last 10 years.

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