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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Bond rating diversity reflects differences in south suburbs

October 20, 2014 – 2:55 pm | 7 views

image-from-worlds-safest-banks-2013-6-1403474184Each individual south suburban community faces a different set of financial and debt-related challenges. Some have addressed those challenges better than others in recent years.

Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s are worldwide financial services and ratings firms. A government’s bond rating illustrates for investors the probability that a municipal bond will be repaid. Local and state governments usually issue municipal bonds to fund special projects…Please click here to read David P. Funk’s story in the Times.

Oct. 29: Janice Morrissy retirement gathering

October 17, 2014 – 7:20 pm | 15 views

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Nov. 5: Senate bill regarding school funding discussions

October 17, 2014 – 5:08 pm | 47 views
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Illinois Reps. William Davis, Thaddeus Jones and Napoleon Harris, III invite elected officials, school board members and the general public to meetings to discuss SB16, which amends the School Code in regard to the distribution …

Five Southland communities to receive local technical assistance from CMAP

October 17, 2014 – 4:15 pm | 34 views
Five Southland communities to receive local technical assistance from CMAP

Five Southland communities will receive staff assistance or grants to drive implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan, CMAP officials announced Oct. 16 in a press release.
Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program projects include …

Nov. 12: IL 394 / IL 1 Corridor Study public meeting

October 17, 2014 – 3:11 pm | 26 views

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SPC News

October 16, 2014 – 7:01 pm | 17 views
SPC News

By Rita Kueny:
SPC Terminates Heavy Duty Fire Apparatus Contract
On Tuesday, the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board voted unanimously to decline awarding any further contract extensions with Global Emergency Products/Pierce of Aurora for the Pierce …

Nov. 13: FBI Chicago Hate Crimes Prevention and Awareness Symposium

October 16, 2014 – 6:56 pm | 16 views
FBI Hate Crime and Prevention Symposium

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Oct. 30: Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) technical assistance meeting

October 16, 2014 – 3:19 pm | 19 views

October 30, 2014
9:00 AM at the Heritage Community Bank Room; Prairie State College Conference Center (202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411)
Please RSVP by 10/25/2014 to Debra Jacobson or Vinod Patel

Oct. 22: Government Day in Glenwood

October 16, 2014 – 2:23 pm | 15 views