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OECD Territorial Reviews

The Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area, United States 2012

By Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD

OECD Territorial Reviews of the Chicago Tri-State metropolitan area, the first of its kind conducted by the OECD in the United States, assesses the area’s capacity to contribute effectively to regional and national economic performance and quality of life.

The review focuses on four thematic policy issues: • The effectiveness and coordination of workforce development programs in the Chicago Tri-State metro-region • The metro-region’s capacity for innovation • Its role as a major centre for logistics in North America • Its capacity to encourage green growth over the long term

The review also focuses on the state of region-wide institutional collaboration and offers a vision for effective tri-state stakeholder engagement across the region.

Contents 1. The Assets and Challenges for the Tri-State Metropolitan Region’s Competitiveness 2. Matching Skills to Jobs in the Tri-State Region 3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Tri-State Region 4. Transportation and Logistics in the Tri-State Region 5. Increasing the Tri-State Region’s Competitiveness through Green Growth 6. Effective Institutional Arrangements in the Tri-State Region

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