Archived 2020 WIOA Regional and Local Planning

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​The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the creation of comprehensive regional and local workforce development strategic plans for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.

This page is the official source of information on Illinois WIOA Regional and Local planning.  Individuals and organizations interested in the planning process will find:

  • Regional and Local Planning Guidance
  • An interactive map showing overlap between Economic Development Regions, Local Workforce Areas, Community College and K-12 districts and WIOA Core Partner Service Regions.
  • WIOA Services locator
  • The Illinois Sector Strategies Framework
  • Regional Data Packets
  • The online Plan/MOU Dashboard that indicates the plan status while in the review process and, once approved, the means to view, search and download regional and local plans.
  • FAQs

Planning Guidance

2020 Planning

  • Illinois WIOA Planning Process – Regional and Local Planning Process Guide (PDF

Webinar Slides

  • View the Webinar at the top of this page. 
    • October 23, 2019 - Regional and Local Planning Guidance and Process Presentation (PDF)
    • November 27, 2019 - WIOA Regional Planning Data Overview Presentation (PDF)
      • Sample Regional Data Packet as of Nov. 27   (PDF)


2016 Planning Guidance

Other Resources


  • ​WIOA Regional Planning Team Point of Contact (PDF)
  • For Technical Assistance Submit Questions through the FAQs Here.

Additional Information

Sector Strategies/Business Engagement

  • Illinois Sector Based Employer Engagement (PDF)
  • US Chamber Talent Pipeline Management
  • Illinois Integrated Business Services Environmental Scan (PDF)
  • Striking the Balance: Addressing the Needs of Illinois' Employers and Most Vulnerable Job Seekers (PDF)

Service Integration


Regional Data Packets

Packets contain population demographics and maps with high-level industry data. 

  • EDR 1 - Central (PDF)
  • EDR 2 - East Central (PDF)
  • EDR 3 - North Central (PDF)
  • EDR 4 - Northeast (PDF)
  • EDR 5 - Northern Stateline (PDF)
  • EDR 6 - Northwest (PDF)
  • EDR 7 - Southeast (PDF)
  • EDR 8 - Southern (PDF)
  • EDR 9 - Southwest (PDF)
  • EDR 10 West Central (PDF)

IDES Labor Market Data

Federal Data Sources