River Health Boosts Commerce

"Tour boats are packed to the gills," Frisbie continued, "and there’s capacity for more people to come. These kind of investments show that the river is a critical part of our future.”

Friends' and Openlands' 2013 economic return on investment study, Our Liquid Asset, the new Apple store, new developments at River Point and 150 N. Riverside, and the Chicago Riverwalk all demonstrate how the health of river has made it a centerpiece for the city.