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Chicago's Opportunity Zones and a bottom-up approach

What are Opportunity Zones and who benefits? We examined three of the city's 135 zones to understand what's most valuable in creating equitable investment. 

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2020 Annual Event: #BuildBackBetter

September 15, 2020, 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. CDT

Online via Zoom

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We will gather together in a shared commitment to MPC and to honor one of our foremost corporate citizens, John Rogers of Ariel Investments, with the Champion Fighter Award. John’s extraordinary contributions as a corporate and civic leader have had a transformative impact on countless institutions.

We are delighted that John will be in conversation with Melody Spann Cooper, Chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation.

Keynote Speakers

 John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments LLC

In conversation with Melody Spann Cooper, Chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation

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For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Read more about our work »

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