The goal of the Alliance is to enable the Tri-State Region to compete effectively in the global marketplace.
The Alliance for Regional Development is a groundbreaking, cross-sector coalition of high-level leaders working to strengthen the economic competitiveness of Chicago’s tri-state region.
Our critically important regional work is guided by an Executive Committee and Management Team representing northeast Illinois, southeast Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana.
Our work is supported by a foundational grant from the U.S. EDA and by the generous sponsorship of key public, private, and institutional stakeholders throughout the region.
The Alliance organizes Working Teams of cross-sector leaders from all three states in the areas of Green Growth, Human Capital, Innovation, and Transportation & Logistics.
The Alliance, in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, hosts Summits for Regional Competitiveness annually. These high-profile events bring public officials and leaders of industry together to unlock the economic potential of the Tri-State region.
Our aim is to provide a coordinated response to and a strategic implementation of the recommendations of an international OECD review of Chicago’s tri-state economy.
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