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October 9, 2014

GO TO 2040 updated in accordance with federal law

Please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/2040 for all GO TO 2040 plan materials. Read More About GO TO 2040 updated in accordance with federal law
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 15, 2014

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity releases new strategic plan

The plan outlines seven initiatives, including the promotion of economic development at the regional level. Read More About Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity releases new strategic plan
July 15, 2014

Community planning proposals

CMAP received 104 applications were submitted by 77 different applicants to the LTA program. Read More About Community planning proposals
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 13, 2014

Manufacturing and Energy Changes Today to Influence the Next Five Years

Potential policy changes could increase energy conservation in the region’s manufacturing sector. Read More About Manufacturing and Energy Changes Today to Influence the Next Five Years
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 29, 2014

Manufacturing communities partnership

On May 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the first 12 communities, including the metropolitan Chicago region , to be designated as Manufacturing Communities as part of the... Read More About Manufacturing communities partnership
May 27, 2014

Effects of Near-Term and Regulatory Changes on Energy Consumption in the Manufacturing Sector

This update reviews near-term policies and initiatives that will affect energy supplies and conservation in the region's manufacturing sector. Read More About Effects of Near-Term and Regulatory Changes on Energy Consumption in the Manufacturing Sector
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
May 2, 2014

Energy Efficiency Trends for Manufacturers in Metropolitan Chicago

The first in a series of Policy Updates on the potential for increased energy efficiency in the region's manufacturing sector examines current consumption patterns and more. Read More About Energy Efficiency Trends for Manufacturers in Metropolitan Chicago
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
February 18, 2014

Selecting and Updating GO TO 2040 Indicators

The GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan established a series of indicators and related targets to gauge implementation progress. As described previously , CMAP has initiated an update to... Read More About Selecting and Updating GO TO 2040 Indicators
January 10, 2014

CMAP Report Examines Opportunities for Reorienting State and Regional Economic Development Practices

Metropolitan Chicago is home to a highly diverse and globally competitive economy.  To sustain the region's economic vitality, the GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan recommends organizing the... Read More About CMAP Report Examines Opportunities for Reorienting State and Regional Economic Development Practices
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 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
June 6, 2013

Recent Federal Grant Opportunities to Support Manufacturing

In recent months, a number of federal agencies have provided new grant opportunities for funding innovative manufacturing strategies and partnerships. The importance of manufacturing to... Read More About Recent Federal Grant Opportunities to Support Manufacturing
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