The Alliance for Regional Development is an emerging economic development entity working to implement the recommendations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)regional analysis in a 21-county, tri-state area of the Seventh Federal Reserve District. This effort, when successful, would bring many economic development strategies of Community Development and Policy Study's stakeholders to a scale and impact not seen before.
Regional economic development offers a sizable opportunity for sustainable growth in key clusters. The Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan OECD Review provides a framework for discussion and collaboration between Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin in four key economic drivers:
- Matching Skills to Jobs
- Transportation and logistics
- Increasing the Region’s Competitiveness Through Green Growth
The Summit on Regional Competitiveness convened premier leaders of business, government, and academia to address the core components, efficiencies and points of coordination for each of these drivers.
This was a high profile one-day event. Individual panels addressed in detail each of the four drivers.