The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce commissioned The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development “OECD” to conduct a groundbreaking economic analysis of the Tri-State Chicago Metropolitan Region, including geographical areas of the States of Wisconsin and Indiana. The OECD has completed these valuable Territorial Reviews all around the world and we are proud that this study, of our Region, is the first of its kind in the United States.
The OECD is an intergovernmental organization with a mission of helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a global economy. Insights gained through this OECD Territorial Review can play an important role in developing an agenda designed to maximize the Tri-State Region’s assets and overcome obstacles to maintaining and increasing our economic position. This internationally recognized study evaluates our economic competitiveness, attractiveness and sustainability relative to other U.S. and international cities, as well as assess the effectiveness of policies that have been put in place to further these goals.
The Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area Territorial Review was released on March 9, 2012. Subsequently, the Tri State Alliance for Regional Development is being launched to create and execute an implementation plan for the Review’s recommendations. More information on the Alliance, its members, meetings and events will be posted here.
Territorial Review: the Chicago Tri-State Metro Region
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Assets and Challenges, page 35
Chapter 2: Human Capital, page 109
Chapter 3: Innovation, page 153
Chapter 4: Transportation/Logistics, page 193
Chapter 5: Green Growth, page 231
Chapter 6: Governance, page 279
Click here to download the full report.
Click here to download the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area OECD Review Synopsis.
Click here for more information from the OECD website.
Below is a video montage with highlights from the release event. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General for the OECD, gave an in-depth analysis of the findings. Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle also spoke at the event.
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Milwaukee’s Future in the Chicago Megacity (Poll)
Marquette University Law School conducted a poll on the potential benefits of economic collaboration between Milwaukee and Chicago.
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May 1, 2013 | Tri-State Alliance: May Update
Each of the three states that make up the Tri-State region have new Commerce Department leadership. The Alliance hosted a dinner to introduce the Secretaries to each other and discuss a path forward for regional economic development.
April 1, 2013 | Tri-State Alliance: April Update
The Alliance for Regional Development, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, is hosting the Summit on Regional Competitiveness on Friday, September 27, 2013.
February 19, 2013 | Alliance for Regional Development Leader Kelly O'Brien to Address Everything Entrepreneur Conference
No city can survive when its surrounding area isn’t meeting its potential and Chicago is no exception. A thriving Chicago depends upon a thriving suburban area, and, ever more so, a thriving Northwest Indiana and Southern Wisconsin.
February 1, 2013 | Tri-State Alliance: February Update
Alliance Chairs Sign MOU for the Development of Manufacturing Innovation Park.
January 10, 2013 | SAIC Student Designs New Logo for Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Tri State Alliance for Regional Development recently unveiled its new logo designed by SAIC student Tracy Lee (BFA 2015).
December 5, 2012 | A. O. Smith CEO Paul Jones Named Chair of Tri State Alliance for Regional Development
Milwaukee Community Journal: The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced recently that Paul W. Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A. O. Smith Corporation in Milwaukee, has been named Wisconsin Chair of the new Tri State Alliance for Regional Development.
December 3, 2012 | A.O. Smith CEO Jones to co-chair tri-state development group
The Business Journal: Paul Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of A.O. Smith Corp., has been named the Wisconsin chair of the newly formed Tri State Alliance for Regional Development, according to a Monday announcement by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
December 3, 2012 | Tri-State Alliance: December Update
A. O. Smith CEO Paul Jones Named Chair of Tri State Alliance for Regional Development.
November 1, 2012 | Tri-State Alliance: November Update
NIPSCO CEO Jim Stanley Named Indiana Chair of Newly Formed Tri State Alliance for Regional Development.
November 1, 2012 | Indiana chairman of Tri State Alliance named
Utility executive Jim Stanley will serve as the Indiana chairman of the Tri State Alliance for Regional Development, an organization being assembled by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
October 10, 2012 | 'Fresh Coast' Collaboration
Planning Magazine's article on the Tri-State Alliance for Regional Development.
October 5, 2012 | Newly named tri-state economic agency official eyes more collaboration
CenterPoint Properties co-founder Michael Mullen has spent more than three decades developing industrial parks in the Midwest, whether in Indiana, Wisconsin or Illinois.
October 2, 2012 | CenterPoint executive to lead new regional planning group
Michael M. Mullen, co-founder and vice chairman of CenterPoint Properties, will serve as Illinois chair of the newly formed Tri State Alliance for Regional Development, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced this week.
October 1, 2012 | Tri-State Alliance: October Update
Mike Mullen Agrees to Serve as Illinois Chair of the Tri State Alliance.
September 18, 2012 | Private sector support urged in 3-state economic collaboration
The private sector's ability to develop partnerships spanning geopolitical boundaries will be crucial to improving the Chicago area's economic competitiveness, an official from the U.S. Economic Development Administration said Tuesday.
September 3, 2012 | Tri-State Alliance: September Update
U.S. Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, visits the Chamber.
August 18, 2012 | Cooperation with Chicago? Already happening
A recent "territorial review" published by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development assessing the Chicago tri-state metropolitan area was the impetus for the July 17 conference "Milwaukee's Future in the Chicago Megacity."
August 5, 2012 | Working together will help region’s economy
This cutting-edge economic development approach is being embraced with the creation of the Tri-State Alliance for Regional Development at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, led by Kelly O’Brien.
August 1, 2012 | Tri-State Alliance for Regional Development Launched in Response to Groundbreaking OECD Review
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce commissioned The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to conduct a groundbreaking economic analysis of the Tri-State Chicago Metropolitan Region, including geographical areas of the States of Wisconsin and Indiana. The OECD has completed these valuable Territorial Reviews all around the world and we are proud that this study, of our Region, is the first of its kind in the United States.
July 27, 2012 | Metropolitan Planning Council Re-Connection Newsletter
The mayors of Gary, Ind., and Milwaukee, Wis., traveled to Chicago to discuss the assets, challenges and economic opportunities that connect the tri-state region anchored by their cities, at MPC’s 2012 Annual Luncheon, “The Cities That Work.”
July 7, 2012 | Milwaukee and Chicago need collaborative effort
JSOnline: Seen from space at night, the southwestern coast of Lake Michigan shines in a blazing band of light that starts in Milwaukee and gutters out just south of Chicago. This uninterrupted glow must be one city, right?
March 13, 2012 | OECD Territorial Review Assesses Mega-Region's Economy
CMAP: The Paris-based, international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released an in-depth report on the "mega-region" that includes northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin.
March 9, 2012 | Why we wrote about this (critical) regional economic study
Chicago Tribune: There have been a lot of reports on Chicagoland's economy recently. But Friday's dose of candor about our regional economic malaise sticks out.
March 9, 2012 | Study: Chicago area needs innovation to maintain competitive edge
Northwest Indiana Times: The tri-state Chicago area is in jeopardy of falling behind other global economic powerhouses despite its large size and national importance, according to results released Friday from a study led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
March 9, 2012 | Too many pols, not enough jobs
Chicago Tribune: Ambitious plans for economic development should prompt ambitious action, especially at a time when the man and woman on the street are demanding more job creation. But even well-laid plans — who reads well-laid plans? — tend to land with a thud and gather dust. Based on size alone, a new, 332-page "territorial review" of the Chicago metropolitan area would make a mighty thud.
March 9, 2012 | U.S. Commerce study calls for Milwaukee-Chicago cooperation
The Business Journal: The first-ever snapshot of the regional economy that runs from Milwaukee through Chicago to northwest Indiana recommends that economic development efforts need to be updated and upgraded.
March 8, 2012 | Study: Interstate bickering hampers region's economy
Chicago Tribune: The Chicago region will get another dose of candor about its economic malaise Friday when a prestigious international organization presents a report asserting that the tri-state area's potential is stymied by fragmented and uncoordinated economic development efforts and wasteful border wars.
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