Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Chicago Tribune news : Local news-Chicago jobs, pride on line as rivals court non-profits

Chicago Tribune news : Local news: "Chicago jobs, pride on line as rivals court non-profits

By Kathy Bergen
Tribune staff reporter
Published June 15, 2005

Not-for-profit associations are taking a page from the playbook of some of their for-profit counterparts: pitting state and local governments against each other in a battle for their headquarters.

That could spark a costly trend for Chicago, which boasts that it is home to the second-largest number of association headquarters, behind Washington, D.C.

Currently, the Windy City is duking it out with Dallas for the YMCA of the USA, the nation's largest social-service not-for-profit, which has been headquartered here for the past 25 years."

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