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Cook County targets South Suburbs in economic development initiative

Recognizing both the significant assets and severe economic challenges of the South Suburbs, Cook County is starting the second phase of an initiative to revitalize an area that has been neglected far too long.

A report on the first phase of the project, released this summer, concludes that the South Suburbs “are now struggling because they have become increasingly disconnected from the regional economy and its trajectory.” The county’s South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative (SSEGI) is a plan that’s designed to “drive prosperity” in the region…Please click here to read Tom Houlihan’s story in the Homewood-Flssmoor Chronicle.

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