The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released its task force report, A Shared Future: Economic Engagement of Chicago's Mexican Community, on September 12, 2006. The report concludes that the Chicago’s future economic growth and status as a first-tier global city will greatly depend on how well it integrates its growing Mexican community. To do this, the task force advocates for a comprehensive set of policies that promote the economic development, educational advancement, political and civic participation, and health of the Mexican community in the Chicago region.
The Chicago Council convened the task force of forty-five prominent Chicago business and civic leaders in October 2005 to examine critical issues related to the integration of the Mexican community into Chicago’s economic, social, and political life.
Generous support from The Chicago Community Trust, the lead sponsor, and the Boeing Foundation, Exelon Corporation, the McCormick Tribune Foundation, Mayer Brown LLP, Evans Food Group, Clare Muñana, MacNeal Hospital, the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, and an anonymous donor made the task force and its report possible.