SDA Metals Hub

Following a detailed market analysis of the metals, machinery and equipment (MM&E) sector in the South Suburbs of Cook County (the “Southland”), this concept paper proposes an intervention to re-establish the Southland as an economic driver of MM&E growth in the Chicagoland region. The proposed Metals Hub (working title: Southland Metals, Inc.) is an industry-organization that aims to create new collaborative supply chains so that firms can enter new markets and increase their revenue generation – in addition to building technology-enabled competitiveness. In the next phase of work, which is underway, the project is engaging industry leaders, creating a detailed business and operational plan, and will be launching the Hub.

May 18, 2021