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Workforce Factors

See the latest update to CMAP's Regional Economic Indicators.

 

Travel Behaviors

The latest ON TO 2050 snapshot report looks at Travel Trends such as commute mode, vehicle use, travel time, and more. 

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January 13, 2017  

CMAP Weekly Update, 1-13-17

Get all the latest agency news in our weekly email, sent each Friday to partners and stakeholders. Read More About CMAP Weekly Update, 1-13-17
January 11, 2017  

Chicago Transit Authority awarded $1 billion in funding

On January 9, 2017, the Federal Transit Administration announced that it would award $957 million to the Chicago Transit Authority for Phase I of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM). ... Read More About Chicago Transit Authority awarded $1 billion in funding
December 20, 2016  

New rule to have significant impact on metropolitan transportation planning

On December 15, 2016, U.S. DOT issued a final rule that will affect the metropolitan transportation planning process in the CMAP region. Read More About New rule to have significant impact on metropolitan transportation planning
December 9, 2016  

ON TO 2050 Big Ideas forum evokes debate about the future of regional urbanization

More than 100 people joined CMAP at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora on Tuesday, December 6, for the latest ON TO 2050 Big Ideas Forum, "Development at the Edge: The Future of Regional... Read More About ON TO 2050 Big Ideas forum evokes debate about the future of regional urbanization
November 17, 2016  

Big Ideas forum discusses aging, life for millennials in 2050

On October 27, 2016, about 100 attendees joined CMAP on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus for the latest ON TO 2050 Big Ideas forum, "Designing the Future: Gen X and Millennials... Read More About Big Ideas forum discusses aging, life for millennials in 2050
November 17, 2016  

Local transportation ballot measures fare well in the general election

On November 9, voters considered numerous state and local referenda related to funding transportation systems. CMAP continually monitors national efforts to provide adequate and reliable funding... Read More About Local transportation ballot measures fare well in the general election
October 26, 2016  

Chicago Establishes the Downtown Loading Zone Reform Pilot Program

The City of Chicago will launch a Downtown Loading Zone Reform pilot program in 2017 to convert business-paid commercial loading zones to user-paid loading zones in the central business... Read More About Chicago Establishes the Downtown Loading Zone Reform Pilot Program
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
October 6, 2016  

White House releases Housing Development toolkit focused on zoning

On Monday, September 26, 2016, the White House released a Housing Development Toolkit encouraging local governments to explore modernizing local zoning regulations to spur economic... Read More About White House releases Housing Development toolkit focused on zoning
September 21, 2016  

Chinatown Community Vision Plan wins APA award

Congratulations to Chicago's Chinatown community, which will receive the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association 2016 Strategic Plan Award.  CMAP's Local Technical Assistance... Read More About Chinatown Community Vision Plan wins APA award
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CMAP is...

CMAP is the comprehensive regional planning agency for metropolitan Chicago.

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CMAP is leading the implementation of GO TO 2040, the long-range plan for northeastern Illinois.

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CMAP is 284 municipalities and seven counties working in collaboration to ensure sustainable prosperity and quality of life.

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CMAP is overseen by an uncompensated board appointed by the region's municipal and county leaders.

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CMAP is the recent recipient of awards from the American Planning Association, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Transportation Research Board, and more.

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IEPA safeguards the state's natural resources from pollution and provides a healthy environment for its citizens.
 
The WCGL is a not-for-profit intergovernmental organization of 30 municipalities and Will County, representing over 675,000 residents.
Instituto del Progreso Latino contributes to the development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training, and employment.
CUPPA is committeed to providing innovative urban planning and public management education that puts engaged research to purposeful use.
 
Prairie State College is a two-year community college offering associate degrees, technical and career certificates, and adult, corporate, and continuing education.
NHS is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committeed to helping homeowners and neighborhoods throughout Chicago, South Suburban Cook County, and Elgin.
 
CDOT keeps the city's surface transportation networks and public way safe for users, environmentally sustainable, and in a state of good repairs.
The Lan-Oak Park District strives to enhance the quality of life for all Lansing residents by providing clean, safe parks, and well-developed recreational facilities. 
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