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Regional Forum Launches CMAP Manufacturing Report
CMAP has released Metropolitan Chicago's Manufacturing Cluster: A Drill-Down Report on Innovation, Workforce, and Infrastructure, the second report in its cluster series. The report, which focuses on the region's manufacturing cluster, was shared at an event with stakeholders from throughout the region at Harper College on February 26. A panel of experts discussed how the region can address some of the key innovation, workforce, and infrastructure challenges impacting future manufacturing growth.
Over the coming weeks, a series of Policy Updates will discuss key findings from the report on the nation's second largest manufacturing cluster. Updates will discuss how CMAP defines advanced manufacturing and some of the most pressing challenges in regard to the report's three themes: innovation, workforce, and infrastructure.
GO TO 2040 calls for strategically organizing the region around its existing and emerging clusters of specialization to better compete in the national and international marketplace. The plan directs CMAP, with the support of its partners, to perform "drill-down" analyses into specific industry clusters, including freight, advanced manufacturing, and biotech/biomed. Visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/policy/drill-downs/manufacturing to download the summary report and technical report, as well as learn more about CMAP's Advanced Manufacturing Scorecard and occupational analysis.
Machinery is the largest component of the region's manufacturing core. While the cluster produces less in aerospace and automotive machinery, it maintains one of the nation's leading concentrations in electrical, commercial, and industrial equipment. Click on the image to explore the full Advanced Manufacturing Scorecard.