Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership celebrates a year of impact

It’s time to celebrate a year of economic collaboration in northeastern Illinois. The Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership Year in Review highlights its development into a dynamic force.

The partnership drives economic growth and advances equity across our region, and includes the seven counties of northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will) and the City of Chicago.

Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership

World Business Chicago manages the partnership and prepared the Year in Review, which spotlights 12 months of notable achievements and milestones:

  • The partnership supported job growth, helping to create and retain more than 8,500 jobs.
  • The partnership published the Greater Chicagoland Region Asset Map — a valuable tool that highlights our region’s strengths.
  • The partnership featured public sector opportunities and key wins with economic impacts — and the future is bright.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) set the work in motion for the partnership in 2020. Supported by a grant from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, CMAP partnered with the Brookings Institution, which helped create a shared regional framework for equitable economic development.

Northeastern Illinois is stronger when it works together as one. We are looking forward to another strong year of economic growth across our region.

Read about this and more in the regional economy newsletter.