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2019 Luncheon Series: New Federal Initiative, Opportunity Zones

  • Pullman Visitors Center 11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago, IL, 60628 United States (map)
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About Dave Doig

As its President, David has successfully lead the efforts of the Chicago Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) and its partners to coordinate $350 million of new investments.

CNI has yielded the creation of 1,300 new jobs in the Pullman Community through the development of the mixed-use Pullman Park on 111th Street & I-94, which includes the Method Products Manufacturing Facility, Whole Foods Warehouse & Distribution Center, Gotham Greens and Wal-Mart. Dave also helped lead an organizing effort to have Pullman declared a National Monument

For 25 years, Dave has served neighborhoods throughout Chicago in various nonprofit and governmental capacities, including as a Community Organizer in North Lawndale and as Superintendent of the Chicago Park District. 

He has an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College and a Master’s in Social Science from the University of Chicago. Dave is also a member of Millennium Reserve Steering Committee and on the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation.

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