Illinois Homeland Security Economic Development Initiative

Scoping Study

by D. J. Peterson, Justin L. Adams, Brian A. Weatherford, Brian A. Jackson

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Reports the results of work done by RAND in cooperation with the Office of the Governor of the State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to examine issues around formulating and implementing a comprehensive economic development strategy for the homeland security industry in the state.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Project Understanding

  • Chapter Two

    Preliminary Survey of the Homeland Security Industry

  • Chapter Three

    Survey and Critique of Efforts by Other States to Implement Homeland Security Business Development Initiatives

  • Chapter Four

    Preliminary Survey and Evaluation of Federal R&D in Illinois in the Area of Homeland Security

  • Chapter Five

    Review and Commentary on DCEO’s Efforts to Identify New Resources and Strategies for Homeland Security Business Development

  • Chapter Six

    How Can the State Move Forward?

  • Appendix

This research and analysis effort was conducted within RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment, a division of the RAND Corporation for the Office of the Governor, State of Illinois.

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