When

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM CDT
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Where

Homewood-Flossmoor Auditorium 
2010 N. Chestnut Rd.
Homewood, IL 60430
 

 
Driving Directions 

Contact

Elizabeth Scott 
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) 
312-386-8686 
escott@cmap.illinois.gov 
 

The Future of Economic Opportunity 

The opportunity to move up the economic ladder has been a cornerstone of the American Dream, yet research shows that fewer than 50 percent of Millennials will make more money than their parents do. Unequal access to education, employment, and critical resources is preventing some individuals from realizing their full potential—and, ultimately, limiting the region's growth and competitiveness.  How can metropolitan Chicago adapt to ensure that the American Dream is obtainable here, and that our economy is thriving between now and 2050?

This forum is co-sponsored by Cook County, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, Southwest Conference of Mayors, and Will County Governmental League.

WHEN
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m., program is from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE
Homewood-Flossmoor Auditorium
2010 N. Chestnut Rd.
Homewood, IL 60430

MODERATOR
Alden Loury, Director of Research and Evaluation, Metropolitan Planning Council

PANELISTS
Dr. Lazaro Lopez, Chair, Illinois Community College Board

Marie Trzupek Lynch, CEO and President, Skills for Chicagoland's Future

Bhash Mazumder
, Senior Economist and Research Advisor and Director, Chicago Census Research Data Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Homewood Auditorium is a short walk from the Homewood Station of the Metra Electric District line, and is accessible via the #356, #359, and #372 Pace bus routes.  

The Homewood Auditorium is ADA accessible.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to attend, please contact Katanya Raby-Henry at khenry@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8628.

This event is approved for 1.5 CM credits through the American Planning Association-Chicago Metro Section. 

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