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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    Illinois Medical Real Estate

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  • Why the IMD +

    The Illinois Medical District (IMD) is unlike any other in the country - it is the largest urban medical district and has the most diverse patient population in the United States.  Situated less than two miles from Chicago’s central business community, the IMD (VIEW MAP) is a 24/7 environment with four hospitals, two universities, labs, raw development area, more than 40 health care related facilities, and is home to the Chicago Technology Park (CTP). The District is conveniently accessed by public transportation and major expressways. The IMD is also designated as a special-use zoning district and offers a number of incentives to those interested in development.


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  • IMD&U: Learn Our Story. Share Our Vision. +

    As an IMD partner or key constituent, you aren’t just part of the Illinois Medical District story, you—and those you serve—are the heart of it. Throughout 2015 we will share monthly updates on all that is taking place in the IMD and encourage U to be part of our story by emailing IMD& with ideas and topics of interest.  

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  • IMD&U Day: District of Learning +


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    08:30 Panel Session
    Community Health & Technology

    10:00 Panel Session
    Investment in Life Sciences

    11:30 Panel Session
    Clinical Data & Translational Research

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