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.

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SSMMA’s leadership team hosts retreat & strategic planning workshop

June 26, 2017 – 3:52 pm | 11 views

SSMMA President and Hazel Crest Mayor Vernard Alsberry greets workshop attendees at the SSMMA Leadership Team Retreat & Strategic Planning Workshop.

SSMMA’s Executive Board hosted a Leadership Team Retreat & Strategic Planning Workshop June 23-24 to foster strategic thinking and communications among the association’s board, officers and membership, and to identify the organization’s goals and objectives for the next 5-10 years. We gratefully acknowledge the Village of Flossmoor for hosting the event at their Village Hall. More photos are here.


SPC News

June 26, 2017 – 12:03 pm | 5 views
SPC News

SPC Awards Short-Term Contract Extension with Foster Coach
The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board has awarded a short-term contract extension to Foster Coach Sales, Inc. of Sterling for the 2017 Horton Type I Additional Duty …

Daily Southtown Editorial Board: “Move quickly, Governor, in developing South Suburban Airport”

June 26, 2017 – 9:29 am | 62 views
SSA – Bult field

A group of elected leaders representing the south suburbs has joined together to call on Gov. Bruce Rauner to find a partner to help the state finally move forward on development of the long-sought, third …

Looming shutdown continues to threaten Southland transportation projects

June 26, 2017 – 9:13 am | 40 views
Midlothian Creek pedestrian bridge

From the widening of a major east-west thoroughfare to replacing a pedestrian bridge near an elementary school, the impacts of a possible statewide shutdown of road construction projects would be widespread in the south suburbs.
Repaving …

Reminder: CMAP/RTA’s call for local technical assistance projects closes on June 29

June 23, 2017 – 2:18 pm | 21 views
cmap CC header 750 LTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) applications for the funding and technical assistance for transportation, land use planning and implementation projects throughout the region are due June 29 …

July 18: Public workshop to learn about/provide feedback on On To 2050 Alternate Futures

June 23, 2017 – 12:44 pm | 34 views

From April through August 2017, CMAP is conducting intensive public engagement around five Alternative Futures that could shape our region for decades to come: Changed Climate, Walkable Communities, Innovative Transportation, Constrained Resources, and Transformed Economy. …

Lynwood to host regional Little League tournament

June 23, 2017 – 9:49 am | 18 views

Little League teams from throughout the Midwest will be in a tournament in Lynwood this weekend.
The regional “Jamboree,” Friday through Sunday, is part of the national Little League’s Urban Initiative Program. Ten teams from Illinois, …

Lincoln-Way agrees to sell Tinley Park land to Woodman’s

June 21, 2017 – 8:51 am | 39 views
woodman’s waukesha-store

Lincoln-Way High School District 210 agreed to sell 72 acres on the southwest corner of 191st and Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park.
The board of education approved the sale of its land June 15 to Woodman’s …

Will County hires former IDOT secretary Ann Schneider to push new freight plan

June 20, 2017 – 9:34 am | 388 views
Will County hires former IDOT secretary Ann Schneider to push new freight plan

Former Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider was unanimously hired by the Will County board Thursday to implement the Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan that she helped create after amending her proposed contract.
A debate …