Story by 89 WLS Web Writer Kim Rasmussen
(CHICAGO) Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation announced Wednesday thtat it will move its corporate headquarters to Chicago.
The company is currently headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where it has been since 1985. It is the largest U.S.-based primary silver producer and growing gold producer. The company has four precious metals mines in the Americas.
Coeur employs nearly 2,000 people worldwide, and expects to hire at least 60 employees at its downtown headquarters by the end of 2014.
Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were on hand for the announcement. "Coeur today joins the growing number of companies that are choosing Illinois to invest and grow their businesses," Quinn said. He welcomed Coeur and looks forward to bringing more global corporations to Illinois.
"Coeur could have chosen any number of cities for its home, but they chose Chicago because Chicago gives the company its best opportunity to grow, expand and thrive," Emanuel said.
Coeur President and CEO Mitchell J. Krebs said, "Chicago is a global, pro-business city, an international transportation hub and provides access to a broad and deep talent pool. We look forward to our active involvement in our new community and are proud to call Chicago home."
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