The Future of Economic Development for African Americans in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: The Next Ten Years (Futures Study)

The Future of Economic Development for African Americans in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: The Next Ten Years (Futures Study)

According to a new report from the Chicago Urban League, investment in education, entrepreneurship, and workforce development will be critical in shaping the economic future of Chicago's African Americans. Based on research, focus group discussions, and opinion polls, the study, The Future of Economic Development for African Americans in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: The Next Ten Years (Futures Study) (41 pages, PDF), found access to better-quality education and job training to be the most critical drivers of economic change for the city's African Americans. The report presents four scenarios, comparing and contrasting how the improvement or deterioration of each would affect the city's African American community, and concludes that economic growth and advancement are the key to greater prosperity for the entire region.