Economic Development Committee

Apr 30, 2014

Economic Development Committee

The CMAP Economic Development Committee promotes economic & workforce development policies, best practices, and research that foster sustainable growth and regional coordination.  Further, the committee will advance the recommendations of GO TO 2040 for economic development through research and recommendations around regional industry clusters, tax policies, workforce development, innovation as well as the broader range of infrastructure, land use, and governance policies that lead to sustainable regional prosperity.

The committee's charge is to:

  • Provide feedback to staff and the coordinating committees on CMAP projects, research, and analyses as they relate to regional economic development issues.
  • Provide critical review of CMAP draft reports and their underlying research on proposed regional plans, projects, and policies.
  • Serve as a discussion forum for regionally important issues in economic development, innovation, and workforce planning and policy.
  • Coordinate and prioritize policy positions, programs, and advocacy between CMAP and other organizations.
  • Identify relevant economic development best practices in the CMAP region and encourage their adoption by CMAP partners.
  • Convene economic development stakeholders to help formulate and implement policies and plans consistent with best practice and the GO TO 2040 Plan.


The 2018 meeting schedule is below. All meetings will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, see CMAP's calendar

  • Monday, January 22
  • Wednesday, February 21 (joint meeting with Land Use Committee)​
  • Monday, March 26
  • Monday, June 25
  • ​Monday, October 22


See the current and archived meeting materials.



Matthew Bruce Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance
John Carpenter Choose DuPage
Peter Creticos Institute for Work and the Economy
Jonathan Furr Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University
Bryan Gay Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
JoAnna Greene Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Reggie Greenwood South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
John Greuling Will County Center for Economic Development
Rand Haas Medusa Inc
Terrance Hall World Business Chicago
Emily Harris Chicago Community Trust
Michael Horsting Regional Transportation Authority
Bret Johnson Northwestern University Transportation Center
Jason Keller, vice chair Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Gretchen Kosarko RW Ventures
Judith Kossy Policy Planning Partners
Kevin Kramer Village of Hoffman Estates
Kelly O'Brien Alliance for Regional Development
Kurtis Pozsgay Village of Bensenville
Lance Pressl Institute for Work and the Economy
John Reinert McHenry County Board
Ayom Siengo United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Ed Sitar ComEd
Christine Sobek, chair Waubonsee Community College
Jay Stewart Cook County Bureau of Economic Development


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