Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDT
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Gail Borden Public Library 
270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120

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Melissa Silverberg 
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) 

Benefiting from a changing economy 

As our economy changes, communities need to prepare for new trends in land use. Hear from a panel of experts how your municipality can stop competing with neighbors, start sharing benefits, and explore new opportunities to capitalize on an economy in transition.

Panelists will include:

Ranadip Bose, AICP, Senior Vice President at SB Friedman Development Advisors. Bose has deep expertise in real estate market analysis and urban economic development strategy for SB Friedman and has worked with municipalities across the region on feasibility studies, financial analysis, and implementation strategies.

Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs, Main Street America. As Director of Urban Programs, Baux leads the initiative to broaden offerings and engagement in urban neighborhood commercial districts. She has over a decade of experience in project coordination in the fields of urban economic development and commercial district revitalization. She previously worked as Senior Program Officer for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and serves on CMAP's Economic Development Committee

Kevin Kramer, Director of Economic Development, Village of Hoffman Estates. Kramer works on business retention, business attraction, and tourism in Northwest suburban Hoffman Estates, which in recent years has experienced the changing economy firsthand with shifts to major office campuses in the village including Sears and AT&T.

Emi Adachi, Deputy Director of North American Investment Research at Heitman. Adachi researches property market, macroeconomic and capital market trends to shape investment strategies and support private equity and debt activity on behalf of public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors. She also analyzes demographic and technological trends and their impact on real estate investment strategy and portfolio construction.

This event is one of several hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) that will connect local leaders and provide expert advice about how ON TO 2050 -- the region's new comprehensive plan -- can make a difference in your community. 

Each event will help you make meaningful connections with other communities and collaborate on some of our region’s toughest issues. A resource fair with opportunities and educational materials from CMAP's local and regional partners will also be available at each event. The Small Plans, Big Ideas event series will coincide with the 2019 joint call for projects for the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Community Planning programs.  

Contact onto2050@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8802 with questions or to request reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Register today, and check back for more information on the event.