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September 16, 2016   Strategic Investment

Call for ON TO 2050 Regionally Significant Projects

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region's official comprehensive planning organization.  The agency and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive... Read More About Call for ON TO 2050 Regionally Significant Projects
June 10, 2015   GO TO 2040

Joseph C. Szabo tapped to be next CMAP executive director

New executive director has varied experience in local, state, federal governments, civic affairs, and transportation. Read More About Joseph C. Szabo tapped to be next CMAP executive director

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

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

FUND 2040 for regional infrastructure

CMAP is building a coalition to support this proposed regional infrastructure fund for transportation, water, and open space. Read More About FUND 2040 for regional infrastructure

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

House Committee Advances Passenger Rail Bill

The Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2014 would authorize $5.8 billion in core spending for Amtrak through FY 2018, along with enacting various reforms. Read More About House Committee Advances Passenger Rail Bill
September 4, 2014   GO TO 2040

Revised GO TO 2040 plan update materials

Over a year ago, staff began the process of updating the GO TO 2040 plan, as required by federal law. CMAP released a full draft plan update for a 50-day public comment period from June 13 to... Read More About Revised GO TO 2040 plan update materials
August 2, 2014   GO TO 2040

CLOSED: Plan update public comment period

All comments received will be summarized in a memorandum that will be presented to the CMAP Board, MPO Policy Committee, and other CMAP Committees in September. Read More About CLOSED: Plan update public comment period

Indicators Shed Light on Chicago Region’s Innovation Economy

On July 28, CMAP released data and analysis on innovation indicators -- venture capital activity, private-sector R&D employment, technology transfer, and patent production. Read More About Indicators Shed Light on Chicago Region’s Innovation Economy

CMAP Muni-Blast, 7-24-14

CMAP's quarterly "e-blast" newsletter for metropolitan Chicago's 284 municipalities briefly highlights local planning resources that can help communities implement  livability... Read More About CMAP Muni-Blast, 7-24-14
July 22, 2014  

Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library

Completed Local Technical Assistance projects and GO TO 2040-related work are highlighted in a new interactive map. Read More About Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library

Clusters Indicators Highlight Importance of Freight, Manufacturing in Region

On July 21, CMAP released data and analysis on clusters indicators – intermodal lifts, manufacturing and freight cluster employment and industry location quotients, and manufacturing exports. Read More About Clusters Indicators Highlight Importance of Freight, Manufacturing in Region

Workforce Indicators Show Growing STEM Employment, Manufacturing Skills Gap in Region

On July 14, 2014, CMAP released new data and analysis on workforce indicators – educational attainment, workforce participation, the skills gap, and STEM occupations. Read More About Workforce Indicators Show Growing STEM Employment, Manufacturing Skills Gap in Region

New microsite tracks regional economic trends

CMAP's microsite will focus on four major economic themes: trends, industry clusters, workforce, and innovation. Read More About New microsite tracks regional economic trends
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