Illinois Clean Tech Economy Coalition

Build Back Better Regional Challenge Badge Finalist

Coalition Lead Applicant: mHUB

Region (applicant-defined): Illinois

Cluster Sector(s): Energy and Resilience

Coalition Overarching Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)

Project Description:
The 2025 Clean Tech Economy Coalition (CTEC), led by mHUB in Chicago, proposes to accelerate the development of a new clean tech industry cluster in the Midwest. The 19-member coalition aims to support the development of technologies for local applications and trade, rapid rollout of critical infrastructure, and coordinated workforce development to support an end-to-end regional supply chain. If provided an implementation grant, coalition will pursue six independent-but-related clean tech projects, ranging from electrical vehicle testing and infrastructure to innovation and workforce training opportunities on Chicago’s South Side to increase access and opportunity in the clean economy for the region’s black and brown communities.

Finalist Showcase Presentation