Calumet Collaborative catalyzes innovative partnerships between Illinois and Indiana community, government, business and nonprofit stakeholders to advance a thriving Calumet region.
Spanning southeast Chicago, south Cook County and northwest Indiana, the bi-state Calumet region boasts proud and diverse communities, important natural ecosystems, and a powerful industrial heritage. As the Calumet region builds on these assets toward a vibrant future for people, wildlife and businesses, Calumet Collaborative is fostering a new level of collaboration in sustainable development.
The Calumet Collaborative is dedicated to achieving inclusive regional prosperity and improving quality of life by focusing attention and resources of diverse stakeholders on priorities and on-the-ground work that integrate community, economic, and environmental values and have regional impact.
The advancement of a thriving Calumet region through transformative sustainable development.
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Foster stronger collaboration across agencies, organizations, and research institutions utilizing public private partnership (P3) principles to leverage resources and provide greater impact than any one organization could achieve on its own
Establish and promote a shared identity for the region and promote its assets
Leverage the unique sustainable development opportunities to elevate and advance opportunities for regional development - compete as a Calumet region, globally
Empower communities and stakeholders by providing pathways to engage and participate in transforming the region