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CWD plaza 120 south riverside USA, Chicago

Ranked No. 41 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies, CDW is a principal source of technology products and services including top name brands. CDW was founded in 1984 and as of March 31, 2010 employed approximately 6,150 coworkers. In the twelve months trailing March 31, 2010, the company generated sales of $7.6 billion.

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The company had two offices in downtown Chicago. As both reached capacity, CDW consolidated them to a larger space at 120 S. Riverside, now called CDW Plaza. The office also included space for future expansion.

The company spent more than a year looking at alternatives for growing its downtown operations together in a single location. They chose the new CDW Plaza, which overlooks the Chicago River, partly due to its convenient location nearby public transportation including Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and Metra commuter railroad terminals at Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center.

CDW’s downtown operations have flourished due, in part, to the large talent pool that Chicago offers. “The emergence of CDW Plaza reflects our growing presence in downtown Chicago, where we have had great success recruiting and developing talent,” said John A. Edwardson, chairman and chief executive officer, CDW.

WBC was involved in the site selection process for CDW’s expansion, in which no public incentives were awarded.