About the Illinois Medical District

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Our Mission:

To be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth.


The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) IMDC fosters economic growth of the IMD partners by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMDC facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. 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 that include participation of the District’s hospitals and medical researchers;
  • 55 acres of raw land available for development
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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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