Promote Regional Economic Cooperation

Regional economic development cooperation is needed now more than ever to keep DuPage and the regional economy strong and prosperous. As a region we must implement strategies that fuel our economic strength and in turn create a vibrant business climate that attracts and retains workers and businesses, grows our regional economy, and establishes the area as an attractive place to do business.

Choose DuPage understands that a strong region means a strong DuPage, so we must continue to collaborate with our partners, especially as we address the impact of the pandemic on our economy and plan for a post-pandemic recovery.


  1. Continue to be a leading partner on the Region’s Recovery Task Force and begin to implement the strategic direction of the completed Regional Economic Recovery Plan.

  2. Consider incorporating CMAP’s “Regional Pitch Book” and other measures to promote regional branding into Choose DuPage’s Marketing Initiatives.

  3. Support the DCVB and CMAP on the expeditious completion of “The Only Thing Missing is You”, the regional travel and tourism campaign under development to establish a coordinated message and strategy for “reopening” the travel and tourism sectors.

  4. Host a virtual economic development summit with economic development leaders from Will, Cook, Lake, McHenry, and Kane counties to discuss issues and ways to collaborate on regional economic issues.

  5. Identify areas where multi-level partnerships are needed to address specific issues related to economic development. For example, addressing coordinated fiber installation, utility planning, transportation planning or county border issues.