Pathways to Opportunity

Are you ready to make an Opportunity Zones deal?

LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors and the Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium are pleased to announce Pathways to Opportunitya four-part, virtual series of networking and dealmaking events for equitable real estate developers and social impact investors interested in learning more about real estate project and business investment opportunities throughout Chicagoland’s Opportunity Zones.

Pathways to Opportunity is part of LOCUS’ yearly LinkUpsnetworking and dealmaking events that feature local officials sharing information about their community’s project opportunities, real estate markets, and development programs and incentives with a national audience of developers and investors. The ultimate goal of a LOCUS LinkUp is to match participants with project opportunities that they can be a part of. 

Pathways to Opportunity will take place over a series of four events this February, March, and April. As part of each event, attendees will be joined by representatives of Chicagoland’s most exciting new Opportunity Zones project opportunities.

They are: 

  • The Illinois Medical District (IMD), a global healthcare innovation community located just two miles from downtown Chicago on the city’s West Side;
  • INVEST South/West, the City of Chicago’s 3-year community improvement and equitable development initiative that will marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations, and corporate and philanthropic partners toward 10 communities on Chicago’s South and West Sides;
  • The Lincoln Highway Industrial Corridor, ready for industrial development, logistics, and large- and small-scale manufacturing; and
  • Opportunity Zones sites best suited for accelerators, incubators, and individual businesses throughout Chicagoland.

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Pathways to Opportunity will be hosted as part of the Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium’s ongoing participation in LOCUS’ National Opportunity Zones Academy.