Economic Development Committee
On January 12, 2011 the CMAP Board approved changes to CMAP's committee structure to aid the implementation of GO TO 2040. As a result, the Economic and Community Development committee will now be known as the Economic Development committee. Please update your bookmarks and information as needed.
Committee Mission & Charge
The mission of the CMAP Economic Development Committee is to promote economic & workforce development policies, best practices, and research that foster sustainable growth and regional coordination. Further, the committee will advance the recommendations of GO TO 2040 for economic development through research and recommendations around regional industry clusters, tax policies, workforce development, innovation as well as the broader range of infrastructure, land use, and governance policies that lead to sustainable regional prosperity.
This committee is charged with the following activities in support of economic development for the CMAP region:
- Provide feedback to staff and the coordinating committees on CMAP projects, research, and analyses as they relate to regional economic development issues.
- Provide critical review of CMAP draft reports and their underlying research on proposed regional plans, projects, and policies.
- Serve as a discussion forum for regionally important issues in economic development, innovation, and workforce planning and policy.
- Coordinate and prioritize policy positions, programs, and advocacy between CMAP and other organizations.
- Identify relevant economic development best practices in the CMAP region and encourage their adoption by CMAP partners.
- Convene economic development stakeholders to help formulate and implement policies and plans consistent with best practice and the GO TO 2040 Plan.
Adopted May 8, 2014
|Lindsay Broughel||World Business Chicago|
|John Carpenter||Choose DuPage|
|Peter Creticos||Institute for Work and the Economy|
|Katie Fitzpatrick||Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce|
|JoAnna Greene||Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership|
|Reggie Greenwood||South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association|
|John Grueling||Will County Center for Economic Development|
|Rand Haas||Medusa Inc|
|Emily Harris||Harris Strategies|
|Bret Johnson||Northwestern University Transportation Center|
|Jason Keller||Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago|
|Gretchen Kosarko||RW Ventures|
|Judith Kossy||Policy Planning Partners|
|Kevin Kramer||Village of Hoffman Estates|
|Jeffey Margolis||Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy|
|Kelly O'Brien||Alliance for Regional Development|
|Kurtis Pozsgay||Berwyn Development Corporation|
|Lance Pressl||Institute for Work and the Economy|
|Nick Provenzano||McHenry County & Office of the Hon. Randall Hultgren, Member of Congress|
|Ayom Siengo||United Way of Metropolitan Chicago|
|Gary Skoog||Golden Corridor|
|Christine Sobek, Committee Chair||Waubonsee Community College|
|Carrie Thomas||Chicago Jobs Council|
|College of Lake County|
2016 Meeting Schedule
- Monday, January 25
- Monday, March 28
- Monday, May 16 at 10:00am ***Special Joint meeting with Freight Committee***
- Monday, June 27
- Monday, September 26
Additionally, two site visits are scheduled.
- Monday, April 25 (O'Hare International Airport)
- Monday, October 24 (Location TBD.)