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.

Economic Development »

Orland Park, Tinley Park next in line for Instacart expansion

April 20, 2017 – 4:42 pm | 17 views

instacart-4On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart will be expanding their service area to include three more Chicago suburbs.

These additions will make Instacart delivery available to 650,000 more residents in Oak Park, Oak Lawn and Franklin Park starting April 20. The company already delivers to many areas of the city, as well as a number of other suburbs…Please click here for Audrey Gorden’s story in the Tribune.

When the going gets tough for staff, the Employee Assistance Program can help

April 20, 2017 – 4:09 pm | 19 views

The Employee Assistance Program is a service that SSMMA offers to help our members to help their staff. Participation is just a phone call or click away. Contact EAP staff representative Sheila Miller at 708-205-1155 …

Ultra Foods to close in Lansing,Chicago Heights and Calumet Park

April 20, 2017 – 9:56 am | 38 views
Ultra Foods Cal Park

Central Grocers, the Joliet-based parent company of Strack & Van Til and Ultra Foods grocery stores, is closing nine Ultra Foods stores, including some in the Chicago area, and intends to sell 22 Strack & …

Funding opportunity: Planning grant supporting healthcare and community transformation

April 19, 2017 – 4:23 pm | 27 views

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System has posted (RFP) # H17-0015- Planning Grant supporting Healthcare and Community Transformation.
Please visit   click, register and download the documents.
All inquiries should be addressed to
The purpose of these funds is …

Orland Park Village Board Names Joseph La Margo Interim Village Manager

April 19, 2017 – 12:22 pm | 16 views

At its April 17th meeting, the Orland Park Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Assistant Village Manager Joe La Margo interim village manager, and Karie Friling Director of Development Services as interim assistant village …

Water, ice among themes for reuse of Tinley Park land

April 17, 2017 – 11:00 am | 21 views
Water, ice among themes for reuse of Tinley Park land

With proposals for a possible redevelopment of the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center coming into focus, not all village residents are happy with the results.
Three proposals outlined during a public meeting Wednesday at Prairie …

IDOT, Homewood in talks about addressing Dixie Highway viaduct flooding problem

April 17, 2017 – 9:01 am | 49 views
Flooded Dixie Hwy viaduct

During a rain and hail storm on Feb. 28, one driver found out the hard way what most local motorists know: The Dixie Highway viaduct in Homewood is prone to flooding.
The driver was rescued from …

Earth Day activities and events in the Southland

April 14, 2017 – 11:05 am | 62 views
Earth Day

Eight-day Earth Week kicks off in Park Forest
Earth Day is being supersized to an eight-day Earth Week in Park Forest as organizers focus on a theme linking the environment to world peace.
Dave Bartlett, environment commission …

May 18: SSMMA dinner meeting in Homewood, hosted by Hazel Crest

April 13, 2017 – 4:04 pm | 31 views
Calumet Country Club – Homewood

SSMMA Dinner Meeting
WHEN: May 18, 2017 (Thursday)
6:00 p.m. – Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
WHERE: Calumet Country Club
2136 175th Street
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 799-5050
Please click here to download the reservation form. Reservation(s) must be emailed …