A Drill-Down Report on Innovation, Workforce, and Infrastructure
Manufacturing has long been a cornerstone of the regional economy, helping metropolitan Chicago become the economic power that it is today. Even in this era of worldwide sourcing, manufacturing remains a vital element of the region's economic health.
CMAP's Manufacturing Drill-Down report explores how manufacturing in metropolitan Chicago has transformed in response to a globalized economy. The report identifies infrastructure, workforce, and innovation challenges and opportunities central to future cluster growth and concludes with clear steps the region can take to support manufacturing in the region. As a part of its research, CMAP developed several tools to illustrate the changing needs of the cluster. Read more in the press release.