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July 28, 2014

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
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
July 21, 2014

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
July 14, 2014

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
July 7, 2014

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
June 26, 2014

Evaluating Housing and Transportation Costs in the CMAP Region

Very few parts of the region are affordable in terms of housing and transportation costs for low-income households. Read More About Evaluating Housing and Transportation Costs in the CMAP Region
June 13, 2014

Draft GO TO 2040 plan update available for public comment through August 1, 2014

Submit comments on-line and attend open house meetings throughout the region for the draft GO TO 2040 plan update and FFY 2014-19 Transportation Improvement Program. Read More About Draft GO TO 2040 plan update available for public comment through August 1, 2014
May 20, 2014

OECD Examines Factors Contributing to Regional Productivity

New analysis investigates the effect that local governance, human capital, and freight activity can have on the overall productivity of metropolitan regions. Read More About OECD Examines Factors Contributing to Regional Productivity
May 15, 2014

Supporting the Freight-Manufacturing Nexus in the O’Hare Subregion

CMAP's new report assesses how local conditions support the competitiveness of the subregion's freight and manufacturing cluster and describes opportunities to ensure its continued success. Read More About Supporting the Freight-Manufacturing Nexus in the O’Hare Subregion
April 1, 2014

Community Data Snapshots updated

CMAP's Community Data Snapshots have been updated with new information from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008-12 American Community Survey. Read More About Community Data Snapshots updated
March 18, 2014

White House Releases FY 2015 Budget Proposal

A CMAP Policy Update looks at regional and national implications of the Obama Administration's proposed 3.9 trillion budget for federal fiscal year 2015. Read More About White House Releases FY 2015 Budget Proposal
January 31, 2014

Springfield Update on State of the State Address and CMAP 2014 Legislative Agenda and Framework

Legislators convened in Springfield for the second spring session of the 98 th Illinois General Assembly on January 28, 2014.  This Springfield Update discusses the Governor's State of the... Read More About Springfield Update on State of the State Address and CMAP 2014 Legislative Agenda and Framework
November 14, 2013

New Report Provides More Complete Picture of Trade Activity

Exports are an important indicator of economic health and trends. Until recently, however, related data focused exclusively on international exports, rather than between metropolitan regions.... Read More About New Report Provides More Complete Picture of Trade Activity
August 13, 2013

CMAP Report Illustrates Importance of Freight and Manufacturing to Regional Economy

Metropolitan Chicago's clusters of specialized industries play a critical role in creating quality jobs and contributing to the overall regional economy's value-adding output, as noted by GO TO... Read More About CMAP Report Illustrates Importance of Freight and Manufacturing to Regional Economy
July 30, 2013

Private Firm to Manage the Port of Chicago

On July 21, 2013, the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, and Illinois International Port District announced the selection of a private concessionaire to operate the Port of Chicago for a... Read More About Private Firm to Manage the Port of Chicago
July 12, 2013

Computer Occupations Anchor Regional STEM Workforce

The recently released quarterly edition of the Illinois Innovation Index delves into metropolitan Chicago's science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce, examining employment... Read More About Computer Occupations Anchor Regional STEM Workforce
July 3, 2013

Illinois Innovation Index Analyzes Regional STEM Supply and Demand

The quality of the region's labor force is critical for sustaining economic prosperity, as noted by GO TO 2040 . In today's global economy, future job growth will increasingly rely on the... Read More About Illinois Innovation Index Analyzes Regional STEM Supply and Demand
June 20, 2013

The Hidden STEM Workforce in Metropolitan Chicago

Metropolitan Chicago's tradition of a skilled and educated workforce has helped establish the region as a global economic center. One of the most important factors influencing the sustained... Read More About The Hidden STEM Workforce in Metropolitan Chicago
April 19, 2013

White House Releases FY 2014 Budget Proposal

On April 10, 2013, President Obama released his budget proposal for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Over the next ten years, the budget would increase revenues by about $1.1 trillion and cut... Read More About White House Releases FY 2014 Budget Proposal
April 5, 2013

America Works Act Targets Manufacturing Workforce

CMAP's recent manufacturing cluster drill-down report found that metropolitan Chicago's manufacturers are in the midst of a strong resurgence, and they are well-positioned to compete in... Read More About America Works Act Targets Manufacturing Workforce
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