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OECD Territorial Reviews: The Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area



This review, 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.


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The Review focuses on four thematic policy issues:

  • The effectiveness and coordination of workforce development programmes in the Chicago Tri-State metro-region
  • The metro-region’s capacity for innovation
  • The role as a major centre for logistics in North America
  • It's capacity to encourage green growth over the long term


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


Assessment and Recommendations

 Read the executive summary


Launch of the publication



© Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce


Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD with Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago.




 Table of contents


Chapter 1
The assets and challenges for the tri-state metropolitan region’s competitiveness

Chapter 2
Matching skills to jobs in the tri-state region

Chapter 3
Innovation and entrepreneurship in the tri-state region

Chapter 4
Transportation and logistics in the tri-state region

Chapter 5
Increasing the tri-state region’s competitiveness through green growth

Chapter 6
Effective institutional arrangements in the tri-state region

  Interactive maps



View the interactive map showing comarparisons between Chicago and other U.S. cities in the following areas:

  • Population
  • Economic performance
  • Innovation


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