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July 27, 2017   Economy

Panel discusses a future with economic opportunity for all

"The Future of Economic Opportunity," held at the Homewood-Flossmoor Auditorium in Homewood on Wednesday, July 19, was the fourth of five Alternative Futures forums hosted by Chicago... Read More About Panel discusses a future with economic opportunity for all
July 21, 2017   Data Economy Livability

FY18 budget impacts on state finances, regional transportation, and local governments

The Illinois General Assembly enacted a series of budget bills on July 6, 2017, overriding the Governor's veto and ending the state's two-year budget impasse. Among changes to income tax... Read More About FY18 budget impacts on state finances, regional transportation, and local governments
February 2, 2017   Economy Industry Clusters

Manufacturing employment trends in Illinois’ metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas

A new Policy Update examines manufacturing employment and output trends for the seven-county CMAP region and the rest of Illinois from 2001-16, with a focus on the loss of high-skilled... Read More About Manufacturing employment trends in Illinois’ metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas
October 11, 2016   Economy

Business churn in the Chicago region

Metropolitan Chicago's ability to retain and foster new businesses is an important regional economic indicator.  Businesses base site decisions on factors such as access to customers,... Read More About Business churn in the Chicago region
August 26, 2016   Economy Industry Clusters Workforce

Advanced industry growth in the Chicago region

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) regional economic indicators  microsite  features key measures of metropolitan Chicago's economy and, where applicable,... Read More About Advanced industry growth in the Chicago region

Freight land use clusters in northeastern Illinois

Freight is a critical component of the regional economy in northeastern Illinois and generates significant transportation demand across multiple modes. While much of the Chicago Metropolitan... Read More About Freight land use clusters in northeastern Illinois
July 8, 2016   Economy Transportation

Springfield update on stopgap budget

Public Acts 99-0523 and 99-0524 provide stopgap appropriations and corresponding budget implementation legislation, enacted on June 30, 2016, provide appropriation authorization for fiscal... Read More About Springfield update on stopgap budget

The Chicago region's recovering labor markets

CMAP's regional economic indicators microsite features key measures of metropolitan Chicago's economy and, where applicable, compares these measures to peer metropolitan areas.  The... Read More About The Chicago region's recovering labor markets
May 11, 2016   Economy Tax Policy Roads

Sales tax rebates remain prevalent in northeastern Illinois

In Illinois, municipalities and counties receive sales tax revenue based on the location of sales.  This structure has resulted in the rise of an economic development incentive called a... Read More About Sales tax rebates remain prevalent in northeastern Illinois

CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs

Unfortunately, due to state budget issues, neither CMAP nor RTA will be issuing a call for local technical assistance or community planning projects this year. Read More About CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs

Commute trends of CMAP region freight and manufacturing workers

Metropolitan Chicago's workforce is one of the most important factors in a strong regional economy.  An integral element -- regional workforce mobility, measured in this Policy Update by... Read More About Commute trends of CMAP region freight and manufacturing workers

Export growth in our region’s manufacturing industries

CMAP's regional economic indicators microsite features key measures of metropolitan Chicago's economy and, where applicable, compares these measures to peer metropolitan areas.  The... Read More About Export growth in our region’s manufacturing industries

ON TO 2050 launch event recap

CMAP was delighted to welcome several hundred residents, non-profit organizations, units of local government, private employers, and other stakeholders on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, to kick off... Read More About ON TO 2050 launch event recap
January 29, 2016   Economy Workforce

Governor releases draft state 2016-20 workforce development plan

This week, Governor Rauner's office released a draft five-year workforce development plan for the State of Illinois.  The plan fulfills new federal requirements established by the ... Read More About Governor releases draft state 2016-20 workforce development plan
December 17, 2015   Data Economy Demographics Data

Changes in household income in northeastern Illinois

On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2010-2014   American Community Survey   (ACS) 5-year estimates.  The ACS collects information such as ancestry,... Read More About Changes in household income in northeastern Illinois
November 6, 2015   Economy Innovation Economic Indicators

Linking the Chicago region’s research assets

This Policy Update describes a recently developed tool that enables economic developers and other industry professionals to better understand and access the region’s research assets. Read More About Linking the Chicago region’s research assets
October 23, 2015   Economy Land Use Data

Impacts of national industrial development trends on the Chicago region

This Policy Update looks at how national trends influence industrial development patterns in the CMAP region and examines several factors driving these trends. Read More About Impacts of national industrial development trends on the Chicago region
October 16, 2015   Data Economy Land Use Data Tax Policy

Retail vacancy and sales tax revenue in the CMAP region

This Policy Update looks at the relationship between retail vacancy and sales tax revenues in the region's communities. Read More About Retail vacancy and sales tax revenue in the CMAP region

The Chicago region's local industry clusters

This is the second in a two-part series describing research into the Chicago region's industry clusters. This Policy Update explores the region's local industry clusters. Read More About The Chicago region's local industry clusters

Industry clusters in the Chicago metropolitan region

This Policy Update describes research into clusters and explores how certain types of clusters foster growth in metropolitan economies and contribute to the Chicago region’s strengths. Read More About Industry clusters in the Chicago metropolitan region

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