Innovation, investment, Swiss community: Ignazio Cassis opens consulate general in Chicago


Switzerland is once again represented in the Midwest, a major economic region of the United States, with a consulate general. At the opening ceremony in Chicago, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis highlighted the potential for increasing cooperation in various areas such as innovation. The reopening of the Chicago representation by the FDFA comes in response to a parliamentary request. The consulate general will increase the support available to Swiss companies in the Chicago metropolitan area and it serves as a further example of strengthened Swiss-US ties.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, a woman and two men employed at the consulate General in Chicago, are holding hands.
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis opens the consulate general in Chicago. © FDFA