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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
January 21, 2016   Freight

Proposed railroad merger would have unknown but significant impacts on the region

In recent months, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has expressed interest in purchasing the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), which the NS has opposed .  CP argues that the combined... Read More About Proposed railroad merger would have unknown but significant impacts on the region
January 8, 2016   GO TO 2040

Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates task force report

The Task Force on Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates , created by Executive Order 15-15 , submitted a series of recommendations to the Governor on December 17, 2015. ... Read More About Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates task force report
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

Commute time trends in the CMAP region

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, educational attainment,... Read More About Commute time trends in the CMAP region

Congress passes transportation reauthorization bill

On December 3, 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year (FY 2016-20), $280 billion transportation reauthorization bill. Both chambers passed... Read More About Congress passes transportation reauthorization bill
December 3, 2015   Data Transportation

Transportation mode share in the CMAP region

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, educational attainment,... Read More About Transportation mode share in the CMAP region
December 3, 2015   Data Demographics Data

Race and ethnicity in the CMAP Region

This Policy Update analyzes trends in racial and ethnic composition of the CMAP region's population. Read More About Race and ethnicity in the CMAP Region
November 20, 2015   Transportation Freight Roads Transit

Comparing the DRIVE Act and STRRA

This Policy Update compares the two recently passed federal surface transportation bills and describes how each could impact Illinois. Read More About Comparing the DRIVE Act and STRRA

U.S. DOT releases National Freight Strategic Plan

This Policy Update describes the major components of the recently released National Freight Strategic Plan. Read More About U.S. DOT releases National Freight Strategic Plan
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 21, 2015   Transportation Freight

House marks up transportation reauthorization bill

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee will mark up H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform... Read More About House marks up transportation reauthorization bill
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

Update on Freight Rail Activity

This Policy Update looks at trends in the region's freight activity and the challenges facing this mode. Read More About Update on Freight Rail Activity

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
October 1, 2015   Transportation Freight

Amtrak Blue Ribbon Panel issues report

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Chicago Gateway Blue Ribbon Panel released a report containing recommendations to address rail congestion in the Chicago region. Read More About Amtrak Blue Ribbon Panel issues report

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

Waterborne Freight in the Chicago Metropolitan Region

This Policy Update looks at how the region’s waterways are currently used for freight activity and the challenges facing this mode. Read More About Waterborne Freight in the Chicago Metropolitan Region

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