The IIPD welcomes Erik Varela as the incoming Executive Director.
"I am pleased to see the Illinois International Port District select an Executive Director who has such deep infrastructure, transportation and logistics expertise," said Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. Read more here.
E.R.I.C. is the IIPD's initiative which focuses on eight core components and associated focus areas. E.R.I.C. has been the guiding principle behind the IIPD's planning and implementation, and will be incorporated into the IIPD's Master Plan process.
2019 Annual Report
What a year it was! See what the IIPD was up to last year in our newly released 2019 Annual Report
COVID-19 Protocol at the IIPD
As of Monday, April 13, 2020 EVERYBODY entering the Illinois International Port District must be wearing a face mask. Anyone without a face mask being worn that covers both the nose and mouth will be denied entry to the port.
This is an evolving policy that is aimed at keeping people safe and healthy.
State of the Port Address
Please see the slide deck from the Executive Director's Second Annual State of the Port Address delivered on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Harborside International Golf Facility. Click here to view the live presentation.
Special Board meeting: Agenda
The agenda for the Illinois International Port District's Special Board meeting and location is attached.
Special Board meeting notice
The Illinois International Port District will host a Special Board meeting on November 29, 2018. Agenda and location posted.
Economic Impacts of the Port of Chicago released
The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announces the release of Economic Impacts of the Port of Chicago, a report documenting the many contributions made by the Illinois International Port District (IIPD) and Great Lakes Seaway Shipping to the City of Chicago, Cook County, State of Illinois and Great Lakes region.
The study reports that in 2017 the IIPD and maritime commerce supported:
· 6,381 jobs
· $820.4 million in economic activity
· $514.8 million in personal income and local consumption expenditures
· $192.6 million in federal and state tax revenue
Public meeting - IIPD RFP for Hotel and Boathouse
The Illinois International Port District is hosting a public meeting to discuss releasing an RFP for a hotel and boathouse on IIPD property.
State of the Port - Presentation
August 23, 2018, the Executive Director, Clayton K. Harris III delivered the first annual State of the Port address.