With the founding of McKinsey & Company in Chicago in 1926, James McKinsey, a professor from the University of Chicago, established a new profession to help business leaders solve their most important challenges. Today, our Midwest offices are home to more than 900 exceptional people from around the world, who work with most of the region’s largest companies—and with many of the young, entrepreneurial firms and public institutions—across every major sector.
The Midwest is a fast-growing, $4 trillion economy; if it were a country, it would have the world’s fourth largest GDP. As the most diverse economy in the United States, it is home to global leaders and exciting innovators in sectors including consumer goods, healthcare, digital manufacturing, aerospace, financial services, telecommunications, and much more. In partnership with civic and business leaders, we help accelerate economic growth and job creation across the region. We also play an active role in revitalizing our cities—which boast world-class education, cultural institutions, and sports. With natural beauty on their doorsteps, from the Appalachians to the Great Lakes to the Rocky Mountains, our cities are consistently ranked as being among the nation’s most livable, attractive, and affordable.
What brings us together is a passion to make things better—to help our clients set bold aspirations, energize their teams, reinvigorate their organizations, and unlock growth. We’re also committed to leadership development and personal growth, and we cherish the dynamism that our diversity brings; our colleagues include business founders, authors, inventors, physicians, musicians, professional athletes, and military veterans.