Industry Cluster Analyses

Industry clusters are geographic concentrations of competing, complementary, or interdependent firms and industries that conduct business with each other or have common needs for talent, technology, and infrastructure. Analyzing industry clusters helps development practitioners and policymakers identify the networks of businesses that create wealth in a local or regional economy. CGS uses cluster analysis to help policy makers and regional leaders better leverage their infrastructure, workforce, and institutional assets to promote economic growth.

Recent Example:

Promoting Prosperity in Northwest Illinois  Executive Summary | Full Report (30.55 MB)

Industry Cluster Profiles:

Machinery Manufacturing
Fabricated Metals Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Agribusiness and Technology 
Transportation and Logistics