An Unbalanced Pension Proposal

CUED and the Keystone Research Center analyze the “Universities” proposal for reforming Illinois’ public pension systems. Read More

New App for Making It in America: Year One Evaluation Report

New App(renticeship) for Making It In America. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Carnegie Mellon University, and other Pittsburgh-area economic and workforce development partners are pioneering a multi-employer manufacturing apprenticeship and online job referral system to meet the skill needs of high technology manufacturing startups in Pennsylvania and help them scale up production in the state. In partnership […] Read More

Multiplying Jobs: How Manufacturing Contributes to Employment Growth in Chicago and the Nation

Manufacturing Chicago’s Future. The Chicago metropolitan area is home to some of the nation’s most ambitious local public-private initiatives to strengthen manufacturing. In this series of briefing papers on Chicago-area manufacturing, CUED provides economic development policymakers and practitioners with the information they need to make these efforts successful. Read More

Locating Chicago Manufacturing: The Geography of Production in Metropolitan Chicago

Manufacturing Chicago’s Future. The Chicago metropolitan area is home to some of the nation’s most ambitious local public-private initiatives to strengthen manufacturing. In this series of briefing papers on Chicago-area manufacturing, CUED provides economic development policymakers and practitioners with the information they need to make these efforts successful. Read More

Finance and Securities Career Pathways

This report examines career paths and skills crosswalks within the Finance and Insurance Sector (F&I Sector),comprised of the banking, insurance and securities industries. It provides information to assist employers expand their talent pool, individuals identify career opportunities in the sector, and education, training and workforce development organizations respond to the skill needs of employers and […] Read More

Career Pathways and Crosswalks in the Hotel, Retail, and Restaurant Industries

Service-sector jobs are an increasingly important part of Chicago’s economy. The three industries profiled in this report – hotels, retail, and restaurants – represent nearly 188,000 jobs in the city of Chicago and over 720,000 in the Chicagoland region – nearly one job in five. Beyond this, they are important components of Chicago’s hospitality and […] Read More