Crain's Chicago Business
March 25, 2015
In these two reports, the Environmental Law & Policy Center examined transportation manufacturing, to explore how federal investments in clean transportation could also support job growth and a strong economy.
In the 2013 report, we found 460 companies in the high-speed rail supply chain across the Midwest, including 84 in Illinois, 99 in Indiana, 7 in Iowa, 49 in Michigan, 26 in Minnesota, 122 in Ohio, and 73 in Wisconsin.
In the 2015 report, we teamed up with the BlueGreen Alliance to expand our scope nationwide. We found more than 750 companies in at least 39 states manufacturing components for passenger and transit rail.