The business and economic development organization for Chicago's commercial center is looking to enlist a PR firm with a pitch process open through late November.

The Chicago Loop Alliance, formed in 2005 in a consolidation of two large groups, has a $3.2M budget and operates with a threefold mandate that includes running city services, promoting, and advocating for business in the key "Loop" sector of the Windy City.

An RFP released by the Alliance seeks a firm to develop and execute a strategic PR plan touting its programs and services, as well as the attractions of the central business district.

Executive director Ty Tabing stepped down after seven years in June. Laura Jones is interim executive director.

Proposals are due Nov. 30. Philip Barash, director of marketing and development, is heading the search.

View the RFP (PDF).