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Whether your enterprise is taking its first big step or planning its next big move, the Illinois Medical District offers a mix few cities in the world can rival. From our premier location and convenient transit to a thriving community of clinicians, researchers, educators, and patients, when you start at the IMD, you can go anywhere.

The IMD difference


Patient population

Education & research

Biotech booms

The IMD is among the world’s brightest centers for biotech innovation, developing breakthrough solutions that improve the health of people and planet. With venture funding on the rise in Illinois and 15,500 biotech enterprises within a one-hour plane ride of Chicago, the IMD is a natural go-to for companies looking to attract capital and make their next big move.

Patient population

Patients are integral to every stage of medical research. The IMD represents one of the nation’s most robust and diverse patient populations, in conjunction with the four major health systems located here. The IMD encourages its partners to collaborate and share knowledge to improve patient care, resource utilization, and most importantly, patient outcomes.

Education & research

The IMD is a hub for advanced education in the field of medicine. Rush University Medical College and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago are located within the IMD, and Malcolm X School of Health Sciences is mere steps to the north. These highly selective programs attract renowned medical experts and important research projects to the District.


The northwest corner is a popular spot for District employees and UIC faculty to gather. It’s home to a nationally landmarked historic housing district, 30+ technology companies, and The Gateway: the IMD’s flagship development project.

The Gateway
Chicago Technology Park (CTP)
Tri-Taylor Historic Neighborhood
American Red Cross
Cook County Medical Examiner
Eisenhower Expressway access
Numerous parks
Public transit:
• Blue line
• CTA buses 7, 12, 50, 126, 157