Summit on Regional Competitiveness Webcast
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.
This panel will explore potential regional approaches for articulating and employing workforce development strategies that respond effectively to business needs and solutions for closing the skills gaps while retaining workers
How can regional integrated planning secure the region’s future as a mega-logistics hub? This panel will attempt to answer this question and will include the connectivity between and among air, road, port, and rail transportation, as well as the design and employment of new sources of revenue.
This panel will explore how best to guide efforts to enhance the region’s performance in innovation-driven business clusters while discussing our innovation ecosystem, key challenges, and common goals for action.
There are a number of environmental factors impacting economic growth and development in our region. This panel will explore new solutions and opportunities to increase the region’s competitiveness with a focus on different technologies and policies that will help preserve our environment for future generations. The panel will present perspectives of academia, green energy developers, and industry, while covering the four areas of focus for the Alliance (Human Capital, Transportation and Logistics, Innovation and Green Growth).