About Us

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.

Alliance Working Teams

The Alliance organized Working Teams of cross-sector leaders from all three states in the areas of Green Growth, Human Capital, Innovation, and Transportation & Logistics.

Annual Summits

Save the Date! The 4th Annual Summit for Regional Competitiveness is on November 17th, 2016 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.


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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