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.
|Oswaldo Alvarez||Fry Foundation|
|Greg Bedalov||Choose DuPage|
|Patrick Carey, Committe Co-chair||Cook County|
|Peter Creticos||Institute for Work and the Economy|
|JoAnn Eckmann||World Business Chicago|
|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|
|Katie Hamilton||Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce|
|Emily Harris||Harris Strategies|
|Mark Harris||Illinois Science and Technology Coalition|
|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|
|MaryBeth Marshall||DuPage Workforce Board|
|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|
|Gary Skoog||Golden Corridor|
|Carrie Thomas||Chicago Jobs Council|
Jerry Weber, Committee Chair
|College of Lake County|