CIVS Supports Efforts of the Alliance for Regional Development

CIVS Director, Dr. Chenn Zhou, and Business Development and Outreach Manager, Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan, are members of the working groups that will identify initiatives to safeguard the economic future of  Chicago’s tri-state region. See article below for additional details.

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CIVS' Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan holding the transportation and logistics strategy map.

(Left to right:) Hunter Morrison, Director, NEOSCC; Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan, Community Development & Outreach, Purdue Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation; David Leucinger, Economic Development Analyst, WisDOT.

On March 25, the Alliance for Regional Development welcomed more than 60 high-level leaders in business, government, and academia from across Chicago’s tri-state region to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to begin identifying opportunities for collaboration that will help grow the regional economy. The workshop served as the kickoff event for the Alliance’s yearlong foundational project to implement the recommendations of the OECD Territorial Review of Chicago’s metropolitan area, including northeast Illinois, southeast Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana. The daylong workshop was facilitated by Purdue Center for Regional Development advisor Ed Morrison using Strategic Doing as a process for outcomes…

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“I was very pleased to be invited to and be part of such an important event, which is expected to produce something of value for the tri-state region. Not only was it a valuable daylong experience, but there are clear follow-up goals and tasks with a timeline. I noticed that Northwest Indiana was well represented. We at NIRPC look forward to continuing to work closely with those on the Transportation & Logistics working team leading to the Alliance’s Summit toward the end of 2014.”

Steve Strains AICP, Deputy Director/Director of Planning, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission