• DISTRICT OF DISCOVERY

    Center to more than 700 clinical trials last year
  • DISTRICT OF COLLABORATION

    Sharing the knowledge from 4 hospitals and 2 universities
  • DISTRICT OF LEARNING

    Home to 10 health science graduate schools
  • DISTRICT OF INNOVATION

    The Midwest's incubator for biotech firms and startups
  • DISTRICT OF OPPORTUNITY

    Generating thousands of new, permanant jobs
  • DISTRICT OF COMPASSION

    A leader in exceptional patient care
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The Illinois Medical District is a 24/7 environment that includes 560 acres of medical research facilities, labs, a biotech business incubator, raw development area, universities, and more than 40 healthcare related facilities. 
 
The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) fosters economic expansion in Illinois by supporting research and development facilities, including the expansion of social service organizations that assure the health and well-being of Illinoisans with special needs; creating Illinois’ largest emergency response and disaster preparedness community; and fostering collaboration between federal, state, county and local governmental bodies in achieving these objectives.  To learn more about development opportunities, please click here. Read about the IMD strategic plan here.
 
Additionally, the IMD:
  • Has the most divergent patient population in the U.S from both an ethnic and socioeconomic perspective;
  • More than 50,000 people visit the Illinois Medical District each day; 
  • More than 500 principal investigators are supported by $220 million in research funding;
  • More than 700 clinical trials include participation of the District’s hospitals and medical researchers;

Our Mission: to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth.

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