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Regional Economic Indicators

Metropolitan Chicago is one of the world's great economic centers.  The following indicators track key trends in the region and provide insight into the health of our economy.  

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Workforce

Gauge whether metropolitan Chicago's workforce is prepared for tomorrow's economy. (Data updated November 2016.)

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Clusters

Explore how our infrastructure and industrial assets are being leveraged. (Data updated March 2017.)

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Innovation

Learn how new ideas are being sparked to attract investment. (Data updated September 2017.)

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Regional Economic Indicators Updates

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July 27, 2017  

Panel discusses a future with economic opportunity for all

"The Future of Economic Opportunity," held at the Homewood-Flossmoor Auditorium in Homewood on Wednesday, July 19, was the fourth of five Alternative Futures forums hosted by Chicago... Read More About Panel discusses a future with economic opportunity for all
July 21, 2017  

FY18 budget impacts on state finances, regional transportation, and local governments

The Illinois General Assembly enacted a series of budget bills on July 6, 2017, overriding the Governor's veto and ending the state's two-year budget impasse. Among changes to income tax... Read More About FY18 budget impacts on state finances, regional transportation, and local governments
February 2, 2017  

Manufacturing employment trends in Illinois’ metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas

A new Policy Update examines manufacturing employment and output trends for the seven-county CMAP region and the rest of Illinois from 2001-16, with a focus on the loss of high-skilled... Read More About Manufacturing employment trends in Illinois’ metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas
October 11, 2016  

Business churn in the Chicago region

Metropolitan Chicago's ability to retain and foster new businesses is an important regional economic indicator.  Businesses base site decisions on factors such as access to customers,... Read More About Business churn in the Chicago region
August 26, 2016  

Advanced industry growth in the Chicago region

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) regional economic indicators  microsite  features key measures of metropolitan Chicago's economy and, where applicable,... Read More About Advanced industry growth in the Chicago region
August 26, 2016  

Freight land use clusters in northeastern Illinois

Freight is a critical component of the regional economy in northeastern Illinois and generates significant transportation demand across multiple modes. While much of the Chicago Metropolitan... Read More About Freight land use clusters in northeastern Illinois
July 8, 2016  

Springfield update on stopgap budget

Public Acts 99-0523 and 99-0524 provide stopgap appropriations and corresponding budget implementation legislation, enacted on June 30, 2016, provide appropriation authorization for fiscal... Read More About Springfield update on stopgap budget
May 23, 2016  

The Chicago region's recovering labor markets

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 The Chicago region's recovering labor markets
May 11, 2016  

Sales tax rebates remain prevalent in northeastern Illinois

In Illinois, municipalities and counties receive sales tax revenue based on the location of sales.  This structure has resulted in the rise of an economic development incentive called a... Read More About Sales tax rebates remain prevalent in northeastern Illinois
May 10, 2016  

CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs

Unfortunately, due to state budget issues, neither CMAP nor RTA will be issuing a call for local technical assistance or community planning projects this year. Read More About CMAP Local Technical Assistance and RTA Community Planning programs
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