Jobs, transportation, affordable housing, and equity overall. Those are a few of issues that Chicago’s next mayor will likely be thinking about as he or she decides how to approach economic development.
Many of the 14 candidates are calling for renewed economic development in Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. Mayor Emanuel has sometimes been criticized for focusing too much on downtown, and the field seems to be taking that into consideration as they flesh out their platforms a month before election day.
Morning Shift digs into some of the economic development challenges that Chicago’s next mayor will face when he or she takes office in May.
GUEST: David Doig, president of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives