Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM CDT
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Homewood-Flossmoor Auditorium 
2010 N. Chestnut Rd.
Homewood, IL 60430

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Elizabeth Scott 
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) 

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.

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

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

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

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.  A limited number of parking spots are available on nearby streets, and forum attendees also may park in the St. Joseph Catholic Church lot across the street from the auditorium.

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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