Companies Founded in Chicago

List of notable businesses founded in Chicago, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Chicago. The famous Chicago companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Chicago company's names to find out even more about them.

Companies here include everything from Motorola to Sears, Roebuck and Company.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Chicago?" and "What are the biggest Chicago companies?"

If you're a Chicago native then this list of the biggest Chicago companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Chicago.
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  • Basecamp
    Web development, Collaborative software
    • Adbot
      Online advertising
      • Aon
        Management Consulting Services, Accident and Health Insurance
        • Argo Tea
          • Babaroga
            Video game
            • Bebe Stores
              Clothing, Retail
                    • Bungie
                      Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry
                      • Click Commerce
                        Business software, Prepackaged Software, Software Publishers
                        • Crane Co.
                          Metal Foil and Leaf, Spring (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing, Industrial Valve Manufacturing
                            • Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore
                              Video game, Video game industry
                              • Discover Card
                                Financial Services
                                • FCB
                                    • Fidelity National Financial
                                      Property and Casualty Insurance, Direct Title Insurance Carriers, Title Insurance
                                        • Google Affiliate Network
                                          Affiliate marketing