chi-merchandise-mart-01-2 (2) The city’s Merchandise Mart has become one of the most notable tech hubs in the US.

CHICAGO—High-tech jobs have become increasingly important to the office market in many cities, and Chicago continues to garner more than its share of the sector’s expansion. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said yesterday that 14 local tech companies will add more than 1,000 jobs in Chicago during 2017. The mayor leaves for Europe today where he will promote Chicago as a tech and innovation hub.