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Renaissance Schools Fund
Metropolis 2020
Metropolis 2020
Commercial Club of Chicago

The Commercial Club of Chicago formed Chicago Metropolis 2020 to carry out the work detailed in its report, Chicago Metropolis 2020: Preparing Metropolitan Chicago for the 21st Century released in 1999. The Commercial Club launched the Metropolis Project in 1996 to develop a long-term policy framework to reshape metropolitan Chicago in ways that would enhance the quality and equity of regional life and ensure Chicago's place in the top tier of global cities.

The Metropolis Project was grounded in the premise that the City of Chicago and the surrounding area - Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kane and Will counties - constitute a single region and that the pressing public policy issues it faces are interdependent. The project engaged over 200 Commercial Club members in the study of six important public policy issues: education; economic development; taxation; governance; transportation, and land use and housing. The Commercial Club published the project's findings in the report, and Chicago Metropolis 2020 is working to implement the recommendations.

In 2011, after twelve years of successfully implementing the themes and ideas in the Club's original report, Chicago Metropolis 2020 has changed its name and developed a formal affiliation with The Chicago Community Trust. Chicago Metropolis 2020 has now become Metropolis Strategies. The Trust is Chicago's community foundation which annually gives more than $100 million to promote the economic and social well-being of metropolitan Chicago. Metropolis Strategies will, in addition to continuing to pursue its initial agenda, assist The Trust in developing and implementing its long term goals. More than half of the board of directors of Metropolis Strategies continues to be drawn from the membership of The Commercial Club of Chicago and we look forward to its continued success.

Click here for a list of Metropolis 2020's accomplishments since its inception.
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