[January 7, 2017] The South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative (SSEGI) proudly announces the release of its Phase 1 Report, an in-depth analysis and strategic guide for economic revitalization in Cook County’s South Suburbs. This pivotal report, available now for public review, delves into the region’s economic dynamics, challenges, and potential growth strategies. It provides an understanding of how sub-regions, communities, and neighborhoods can collectively contribute to regional economic performance and prosperity.

The Phase 1 Report outlines a series of preliminary strategies aimed at reestablishing the South Suburbs as thriving communities of opportunity and choice. These strategies focus on enhancing connectivity to regional resources, driving innovation, supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and upgrading workforce skills. Additionally, the report suggests targeted development to attract a diverse population, fostering communities that are both economically vibrant and desirable places to live.

This initiative represents a collaborative effort involving key leaders from the public, private, and civic sectors, reflecting a shared commitment to the South Suburbs’ future. The Phase 1 Report sets the stage for a more focused analysis and identification of pilot projects in the upcoming Phase 2 of the SSEGI.

The full report is available for download here.