Measuring the Vitality of Our Region

The Regional Indicators Project and its MetroPulse website are a joint project of the Trust and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Together, CMAP and the Trust have developed a comprehensive system of key indicators for measuring and tracking regional quality of life over time in the seven counties of metropolitan Chicago. The data indicators are chosen to help track progress towards the goals laid out in the GO TO 2040 regional plan. This project is designed as a tool that can be used by policy makers, community leaders, media and the general public to gather objective data that can inform their work.