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May 22, 2015   GO TO 2040 Economy Transportation Tax Policy

Recent Reports Explore State Revenue Reform Options and Challenges

The scheduled spring session of the 99 th Illinois General Assembly is coming to a close.  However, the state's Fiscal Year 2016 budget has not yet been passed due to significant... Read More About Recent Reports Explore State Revenue Reform Options and Challenges
May 21, 2015   GO TO 2040 Data Economy Demographics Data Industry Clusters Workforce

Population change and geographic mobility in the CMAP region

A Policy Update assesses trends in U.S. Census data on migration and population change in our region and discusses their implications. Read More About Population change and geographic mobility in the CMAP region
May 11, 2015   GO TO 2040 Economy Transportation Roads Strategic Investment

Replacing the state motor fuel tax

There is growing consensus that continued reliance on the motor fuel tax (MFT) is not an appropriate long-term solution for transportation funding.  Despite being one of the primary... Read More About Replacing the state motor fuel tax
May 1, 2015   Economy Industry Clusters Innovation Economic Indicators

Intermodalism -- Metropolitan Chicago's Built-In Economic Advantage

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 Intermodalism -- Metropolitan Chicago's Built-In Economic Advantage
March 31, 2015   Economy Livability Transportation

State of Illinois FY15 Budget Modifications Approved

A Policy Update describes legislation intended to close gaps in the state budget for Fiscal Year 2015 by sweeping $1.3 billion from various special funds and applying a 2.25 percent reduction in... Read More About State of Illinois FY15 Budget Modifications Approved
March 4, 2015   Economy Industry Clusters Innovation Economic Indicators Tax Policy Workforce

Searching for Evidence of a Skills Gap in Manufacturing

New Policy Update looks at quantitative labor market data to determine the extent of the manufacturing skills gap in metropolitan Chicago. Read More About Searching for Evidence of a Skills Gap in Manufacturing
February 27, 2015   Economy Livability Transportation Industry Clusters Strategic Investment

Governor Releases FY16 Budget Proposal

This Policy Update analyzes Governor Rauner's budget FY16 proposal in light of CMAP and GO TO 2040 priorities. Read More About Governor Releases FY16 Budget Proposal
February 20, 2015   Data Livability Transportation Freight Roads Strategic Investment

CREATE Program Status Check

New Policy Update provides background information on the CREATE program, including its project portfolio, implementation status, and performance impacts. Read More About CREATE Program Status Check
February 20, 2015   Data Livability Transportation Freight Roads Strategic Investment

Rail Crossing Delays in Metropolitan Chicago

The region's dense rail network plays a key role in moving both goods and passengers, but imposes costs on local communities. A New Policy Update focuses on rail crossing delays. Read More About Rail Crossing Delays in Metropolitan Chicago
February 12, 2015   Transportation Freight Roads Transit Strategic Investment Walking & Bicycling

Obama Administration Releases Transportation Reauthorization Proposal

The White House proposed a $478 billion, six-year transportation reauthorization program as part of its FY16 budget request. Read More About Obama Administration Releases Transportation Reauthorization Proposal
February 9, 2015   Economy Livability Industry Clusters Innovation Workforce Housing

White House Releases FY16 Budget Proposal

A Policy Update describes housing and workforce and economic development provisions in the Obama Administration's $4 trillion budget proposal for FY16 . Read More About White House Releases FY16 Budget Proposal
February 6, 2015   Economy Livability Tax Policy Land Use and Zoning

Municipal Reliance on Property, Sales, and Income Taxes and Their Relative Stability

Local revenue sources differ in terms of stability and this variation affects the ability of communities to provide consistent services and maintain tax burdens. Read More About Municipal Reliance on Property, Sales, and Income Taxes and Their Relative Stability
January 28, 2015   Data Economy Livability Transportation Economic Indicators Freight Roads Transit Strategic Investment

Reasonably Expected Revenues for the Regional Transportation System

While transportation is still a significant strength of northeastern Illinois, the region must enhance its existing funding streams and implement new revenue sources to support investments in the... Read More About Reasonably Expected Revenues for the Regional Transportation System
January 16, 2015   Data Economy Economic Indicators Land Use and Zoning

Industrial Development Trends in the CMAP Region

A CMAP Policy Update examines the need to preserve and plan for the land uses that support the region’s manufacturers, freight providers, and related industries. Read More About Industrial Development Trends in the CMAP Region
December 30, 2014   GO TO 2040 Livability Transportation Housing Freight Roads Transit Strategic Investment

Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY15

A CMAP Policy Update looks at regional and national implications of the omnibus appropriations bill for federal fiscal year 2015. Read More About Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill for FY15
December 18, 2014   Economy Tax Policy

Civic Federation Report Profiles Unincorporated Cook County

The Civic Federation recently released a report profiling unincorporated areas across six Cook County townships. Read More About Civic Federation Report Profiles Unincorporated Cook County
December 18, 2014   Data Economy Innovation Economic Indicators Workforce

STEM Employment Trends in the Chicago Region

Innovation is a key factor in maintaining a globally competitive region, and policymakers and industry leaders look increasingly to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields to help... Read More About STEM Employment Trends in the Chicago Region
December 11, 2014   Data Economy Transportation Strategic Investment

Veto Session Update

New Policy Update describes the Illinois General Assembly's recently adjourned two-week veto session and legislative initiatives that affect CMAP or are of interest to CMAP and its partners. Read More About Veto Session Update
December 4, 2014   Economy Industry Clusters Innovation Economic Indicators Tax Policy Workforce

New CMAP Report Examines Opportunities for Reorienting Economic Development in Region, State

Continued economic growth depends on the region and state’s ability to reorient policies and practices. Read More About New CMAP Report Examines Opportunities for Reorienting Economic Development in Region, State
November 7, 2014   GO TO 2040 Livability Tax Policy Land Use and Zoning

Cook County property tax classification effects on property tax burden

The use of property tax classification in Cook County makes it difficult to encourage and strengthen non-residential development in existing communities. Read More About Cook County property tax classification effects on property tax burden

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