On November 17th, 2016, the Alliance hosted the 4th Annual Summit for Regional Competitiveness at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. This high-profile, one-day event focused on the region’s narrative as a center for excellence in transportation, water, workforce, advanced manufacturing, and innovation, with a series of panels and keynote speeches including:

    • Jim Schultz, Chairman and CEO, Intersect Illinois


    • Victor Smith, Secretary of Commerce, Indiana Economic Development Corporation


    • Toni Preckwinkle, Board President, Cook County Government, Illinois


    • Federal Government Region V leaders discussing Department priorities and grant opportunities


    • The effects of e-commerce from the perspectives of business, government and real estate


    • Watersheds as a Mega Region Unifier- exploring game changing watershed policies, projects and programs


    • The Region’s Infrastructure Condition and Economic Impact with a special focus on transportation


    • Future Forces-Winning through Collaboration- developing strategies to redefine training for tomorrow’s jobs, employer’s needs, and position this region for real growth



Below are the photos and transcripts from the event.



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