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Mr. William Strauss, Senior Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be providing an analysis of the current state of the Midwest economy and its manufacturing sector in his fifth annual appearance before the Commission. A detailed review of the past year will be followed by a forecast for the next three years. This is a must attend event for business leaders who depend on forecasts to set business strategy.

At the Chicago Federal Reserve, Mr. Strauss has produced the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index, which estimates the Midwest's manufacturing output. His research papers have focused on such topics as our regional economy, the automobile sector and the trade-weighted dollar. Before the U.S. Senate, Mr. Strauss has presented testimony on manufacturing issues. Mr. Strauss currently teaches at the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and at the University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies.

Want A Job In Manufacturing?

If you have lost your job, we have a program that will get you back to work now through an On-The-Job Training initiative, designed to quickly transition you into re-employment.

The Calumet Area Industrial Commission, in collaboration with Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, provides free placement services with area industry.         




The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is a non-profit agency created by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.  The Partnership administers federal and private funding to a network of more than 50 delegate agencies, including 10 American Job Centers.  In collaboration with The Partnership, these agencies promote comprehensive workforce development initiatives addressing the training and career placement needs of job-seekers and businesses and economic growth throughout Chicago and Cook County.