Early Warning Network:  Proactive Support for Manufacturing Companies


Cook County Early Warning Network

CCEWN is a pilot program developed to support small and mid-size manufacturing companies that have been impacted by COVID-19 with specialized consulting services.

We just wrapped up the first phase of our pilot! Read the results of our first year in our final report here. . We are in process of taking stock of lessons learned in year one of the pilot to inform our outreach and services for year two. More details to come in early 2022!

Year one of our services were funded by the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development in partnership with the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and are offered to firms at no-cost. 

CCEWN helped firms experiencing challenges as a result of COVID-19 with timely and impactful professional services that help analyze the situation and provide prompt support when it matters most. Depending a business’s needs we helped with short and long term support in the following areas:

  • Restructure Finances
  • Streamline Operations
  • Transition Ownership
  • Strategic Growth Planning
  • Achieving a High Performance Workplace


Updates on the project coming soon.