Since its inception in 2013, The Village of Skokie Economic Development Commission has been a critical resource for elected officials, Village staff, Skokie businesses, the region and state as a whole. On August 7, 2017, Commission Chairman Scott "Shalom" Klein and Economic Development Manager Len Becker presented the 2017-2020 Village of Skokie Economic Strategy and Framework to the Village of Skokie Board of Trustees and the general public.
The presentation was the culmination of a more than two-year process as Commission members, staff, and community members have given hundreds of hours of time and significant effort to create the document. The tenets of the strategy and framework are based on a number of best practices from a broad base of communities throughout the region and U.S., as well as specific practices recommended and relevant for Skokie. The Economic Development Strategy and Framework is meant to be the foundation and focus towards the future for the Village to maximize opportunities to their highest and most beneficial potential. In addition, this document is inclusive and appreciates and embraces the community as a whole while recognizing the human, financial, institutional and social impacts of the Village’s overall economic vitality.