Economic Development

SSMMA’s planning, transportation, housing and economic development efforts contribute to long-term vitality and regional growth.


SSMMA is a partner and a resource for local governments that want to improve housing in their communities.


SSMMA is committed to plans and projects that enhance the region’s transportation and mobility systems.


SSMMA helps leverage technologies in the region that support the demands of business, education and local government.

Regional Quality of Life

SSMMA creates, promotes and delivers consensus-backed, regional solutions that make our communities more livable and protect or enhance our natural environment.

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Nov. 5: Resource fair in Sauk Village

October 9, 2015 – 12:09 pm | 4 views


Oct. 16: Congresswoman Robin Kelly Hiring Event

October 9, 2015 – 8:57 am | 6 views
Oct. 16: Congresswoman Robin Kelly Hiring Event

Press release from Congresswoman Robin Kelly; please share with your communities:
Congresswoman Kelly to Host Annual Hiring Event
Friday, October 16, 2015
Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, …

Oct 21: Homebuyer’s workshop in Park Forest

October 8, 2015 – 4:23 pm | 9 views
HomeBuyer’s Workshop  (Park Forest 10

Rauner isn’t going to end the budget stalemate

October 8, 2015 – 10:52 am | 8 views

Gov. Bruce Rauner made it clear during a speech in Oak Lawn on Wednesday that the budget stalemate in Springfield is unlikely to end soon by emphasizing once more his demand that Democrats pass laws …

Oct. 26 & 27: Winter Preparedness Snow and Ice Conference

October 7, 2015 – 3:31 pm | 9 views
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Press release from South Suburban College; please share with public works directors and staff:
South Suburban College is presenting a Winter Preparedness Snow and Ice Conference designed …

Big changes coming for Franciscan St. James Health

October 7, 2015 – 10:52 am | 16 views

The president of Franciscan St. James Health on Tuesday described as “very exciting” the company’s sweeping reorganization plan for its two Southland hospitals.
The Franciscan Alliance Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a $137 million …

County to raze some Oak Forest Health Center buildings

October 7, 2015 – 10:45 am | 17 views

Cook County next year plans to demolish what it calls “functionally obsolete” buildings at its Oak Forest Health Center as part of a broader movement to pare county real estate holdings.
The seven buildings total almost …

Employment opportunities: Hazel Crest inspectional services director, HR coordinator and temp fiscal clerk

October 7, 2015 – 10:08 am | 39 views
Employment opportunities: Hazel Crest inspectional services director, HR coordinator and temp fiscal clerk

The Village of Hazel Crest is currently seeking a Director of lnspectional Services. This is a professional position. Please click here for the full job posting.
The successful candidate:
• Will effectively lead the lnspectional Services Department …

Chicago Heights receives grant for parkway trees

October 5, 2015 – 11:41 am | 19 views

The City of Chicago Heights has been awarded a federal grant through Morton Arboretum for $23,300 to replace parkway trees in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Mayor David A. Gonzalez announced the award at the recent city …