Elk Grove Village BizHub - August 2015. The Consortium helps metal manufacturing firms within northeastern Illinois grow through collaboration, networking, market research and awareness. In just over one year, the CMMC has built a network of an impressive number of committed partners in education, transportation, government, manufacturing and various other agencies. To learn more about the Consortium and its initiatives, BizHub sat down with Jennifer Ptak, program manager of Cook County Bureau of Economic Development. Click here for the full article.