The OECD Territorial Review of the Chicago Tri-State metropolitan area, the first of its kind conducted by the OECD in the United States, assesses the region’s capacity to contribute effectively to regional and national economic performance and quality of life. The Review focuses on four thematic policy issues: i) the effectiveness and coordination of workforce development programmes in the Chicago Tri-State metro-region; ii) the metro-region’s capacity for innovation; iii) its role as a major centre for logistics in North America; and (iv) 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 region-wide stakeholder engagement.
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Acronyms and abbreviations Assessment and recommendations Chapter 1.Assets and challenges for the Tri-State Metropolitan Region’s competitiveness -1.1. Chicago: a large metropolitan region straddling three states -1.2. A wealthy global Metro-Region with key assets -1.3. Constraints to regional growth -1.4. Responding to environmental and economic challenges through the green economy -1.5. Conclusion: towards a regional vision for the Chicago Tri-State Metro-Region -Bibliography Chapter 2.Matching skills to jobs in the Tri-State Region -2.1. The region’s workforce is ageing and fragmented -2.2. The training system: multiple programmes and players with little policy co-ordination. -2.3. The result: a mismatch between skills supply and demand -2.4. A way forward: greater co-ordination and deeper private-public engagement -Bibliography -Annex 2A.1 Chapter 3.Innovation and entrepreneurship in the Tri-State Region -3.1. The Tri-State Region’s innovation ecosystem and policies -3.2. Broaden the innovation focus -3.3. Public-Private-Partnerships for innovation: adapting to the knowledge economy 3.4. Capitalising on federal innovation support programmes -Bibliography Chapter 4.Transportation and logistics in the Tri-State Region -4.1. The economic potential of the Tri-State Region’s hub -4.2. Main challenges facing the hub -4.3. A way forward: a planning and financing toolkit for the region’s hub -Bibliography Chapter 5.Increasing the Tri-State Region’s competitiveness through green growth -5.1. The growth potential of the green economy -5.2. Sectoral opportunities for green jobs, green firms and urban attractiveness -5.3. Making workforce and innovation policies work for green growth -5.4. Multi-level governance mechanisms to increase green growth -Bibliography Chapter 6.Effective institutional arrangements in the Tri-State Region -6.1. Main challenges -6.2. Tri-State collaboration to drive growth -6.3. Implementing the vision: ongoing institutional capacity and political engagement -Bibliography