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, Transportation »

Land off Halsted in Homewood sold to developers, parcel donated to IDOT

September 18, 2017 – 10:29 am | 9 views

Image courtesy of Google Maps.

Two new restaurants may be coming to land near the corner of 175th and Halsted Streets in Homewood.

The village is selling land near the intersection to developers and donating space to the Illinois Department of Transportation following action by the Homewood Village Board Sept. 12.

GMX Real Estate Group Acquisitions LLC will buy two parcels of land for a total of $30,000. Andrew Goodman and Kevin Mottlowitz of GMX were both at the board meeting. Please click here for David P. Funk’s story in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

Employment opportunity: University Park Village Manager

September 18, 2017 – 9:52 am | 25 views
Employment opportunity: University Park Village Manager

The Village of University Park will be accepting applications and resumes for the position of Village Manager through Monday, October 2, 2017.  Job position summary and application may be picked up at Village Hall or …

Sept. 26: EPA’s lead workshop for communities

September 15, 2017 – 9:03 am | 18 views

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL
EPA Region 5 is hosting an introductory workshop for communities and their partners about lead poisoning …

SPC News

September 14, 2017 – 11:51 am | 24 views
SPC News

NWMC Fall Auction Coming Up
The fall NWMC surplus vehicle and equipment auction will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2:00 p.m. at America’s Auto Auction in Crestwood. When considering disposal of your surplus vehicles and …

Indoor speedway set to open in Mokena

September 14, 2017 – 10:20 am | 38 views

Accelerate Indoor Speedway is planning an October opening at 8580 Springlake Drive in Mokena.
“Construction is on target for a soft opening in October,” said general manager James Galdikas.
The indoor speedway is not, in Galdikas’s words, …

The Calumet Collaborative aims to blur state lines to build stronger region

September 13, 2017 – 4:07 pm | 28 views
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Some community and industry leaders believe finding solutions to long-standing problems, from redeveloping abandoned industrial sites to preserving the environment for future generations, requires a group effort.
Organizers of a new initiative bring together representatives from …

Walmart debuts training center in Orland Hills

September 13, 2017 – 10:12 am | 30 views
Walmart training Academy Orland Hills

As Walmart-colored blue and yellow balloons cascaded down onto their like-colored caps and gowns, the retailer on Tuesday graduated the inaugural class at its newest employee training facility in Orland Hills.
It’s Walmart’s fourth such center …

MWRD’s massive stones, flood project mean dry homes near Homewood/Flossmoor

September 13, 2017 – 9:24 am | 27 views
MWRD at Cherry Creek in Homewood-Flossmoor

For starters, let’s talk about the big slabs of limestone — they are officially known as J-hook pieces — that are being used to rebuild Cherry Creek as it meanders north from Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
This …

Most work on Southland sewer line expected to be done by early December

September 12, 2017 – 12:34 pm | 33 views
CIPP sewer repair

Much of the major work involved in rehabbing a section of the Calumet Intercepting Sewer in the southwest suburbs is scheduled to be completed in about three months, according to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.
The …