Regional Economic Clusters and Trends
Understanding our region helps us to leverage existing assets.
Economic Clusters 2
Applying recent national research, this report explores the region's industry clusters — groups of interdependent firms that are linked through buyer-supplier relationships, share common resources and technologies, depend on similar labor pools and institutions, and draw a productive advantage from being geographically located near one another. The analysis aids our understanding of how the region can enhance its competitiveness, identify evolving workforce needs, and address technological shifts.
ON TO 2050 will help the Chicago region's economy compete better nationally and globally.
ON TO 2050 will seek a better understanding of our region's industries and human capital to help communities — and the region as a whole — guide economic development policy and strategy.
This is your plan.
Continual input by stakeholder organizations and individuals was vital to the development and implementation of GO TO 2040. From now through the next plan's adoption in October 2018 and beyond, CMAP will be engaging a broad cross-section of partners from across the region.
Take a moment to fill out the questions below, and for more information on CMAP's public engagement efforts, please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/get-involved. To share the report with colleagues via your organizational newsletter or social media, take a look at our Partners Toolkit.