Suburban Identity Crisis

Companies are increasingly choosing regions over places.
March 9, 2004, 10am PST | Adam Weiss
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" 'Today, when companies talk about locating to an area, they talk about a region, not a place,' said John Lewis, the study's author and a senior research associate with the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University... Even their attempts to define the [Northwest Region] showed the difficult task officials face in agreeing on a marketing plan... While municipalities occasionally band together to cooperate on a regional project, Lewis said, there is no effort to strive for a broader, more comprehensive vision. And although numerous regional organizations exist, their functions and interests often conflict, he said."

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Published on Monday, March 8, 2004 in The Chicago Tribune
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