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Beth Gutelius, Ph.D., is the Research Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Senior Researcher at the Great Cities Institute. Her academic and consulting career has focused on urban economic development and the changing nature of employment. Her research examines the structure of the fissured logistics industry and its evolution, both in Chicago and nationally, and one current research stream examines new technologies in distribution and warehousing. As an advisor and research consultant to philanthropic organizations, Beth has worked with the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Solidago Foundation, and the Neighborhood Funders Group, along with many non-profits.

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