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Panel: Ownership key to manufacturing diversity

Austin Weekly News quotes Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute at UIC, in an article recapping the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council’s recent panel that explored ways manufacturing companies can become more racially and ethnically diverse.

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Corporate Chicago needs to do better on diversity

In an opinion piece for Crain's Chicago Business, Gloria Castillo, CEO of Chicago United, discusses workplace diversity in Chicago and a study Chicago United has commissioned from Great Cities Institute to measure inclusion in the Chicago and Illinois business ecosystem.

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Industrial Restructuring and the Continuing Impact on Youth Employment in Illinois

This report provides a more detailed view of youth jobless and jobless and out of school data throughout the state of Illinois than what has been analyzed to date and has findings that have implications for the direction of future policy aimed at improving employment conditions for young people.

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