TIMELINE: A Brief History of Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Since the days of Fort Dearborn and the fur trade, innovation hasn’t always been easy in Chicago. Some great ideas and entrepreneurs have come out of the Windy City, however, and we’ve put together this brief timeline to highlight a handful of key events in the history of entrepreneurship in Chicago. ❒

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[Photo: A 1955 Maxwell Street Market entrepreneur. University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf2-09311r, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library]

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