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O UR C O MM U N I TY COM M I TM EN T

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FOR CHICAGOANS. BY CHICAGOANS.


THE 78 IS THE LARGEST, MOST TRANSFORMATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN CHICAGO’S HISTORY. A year-round destination dedicated to recreation, dining and culture. 62 acres total on the near South Side including 12 acres of community space. 13 million SF of office, residential and retail spaces. Public amenities including a fully activated Riverwalk, dining, retail, walking paths, public art, and bike lanes. Connecting the city’s neighborhoods by knitting together the Loop, South Loop, Chinatown, Little Italy, Bronzeville, Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods. 1


THE 78 COMMUNITY COMMITMENT THE GR EATEST POWE R F OR CHA N GE

Commitment to the community and innovation for constant improvement is woven into our culture. — An ever-evolving ecosystem that builds and strengthens the community. — Built around a vision of ongoing investment and increasing opportunity for the entire city. — A model for how socially responsible development can transform communities. 2


INVEST. HIRE. EMPOWER. W E W IL L . . .

Create a diverse workforce that prioritizes lead roles for local minority, women, veteran and disabled-owned businesses. — Work with the most impactful organizations to create sustainable careers and opportunities. — Sustain new standards for long-term vision — sharing best practices with projects across the city and beyond.

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COMMUNITY COMMITMENT PROGRAMS AT THE 78 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT For both construction and permanent operations, hiring will prioritize underrepresented populations and local residents.

LOCAL AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Provide committed mentorship and on-going technical support to emerging Chicago businesses and offer opportunities to grow sustainably.

SUPPLY CHAIN INVESTMENT The 78 and all partners will meet or exceed Related Midwest’s inclusion standards across the entire supply chain — from employees to materials.

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COMMUNITY INCLUSION COUNCIL Related Midwest has formed a unique and substantial advising consortium of trusted community partners. This Council of Chicago’s top community and business experts will provide strategic direction for The 78, help us implement our programs, monitor our progress and establish best practices. Together, with this growing and diverse council, we will connect the city’s neighborhoods and build an inclusive community at The 78. In turn, Related Midwest will continue to support and closely collaborate with these Chicago institutions.

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The 78 is committed to working together to become a model for developers around the world. For more information about The 78 and career or partnership opportunities, please contact:

DON BIERNACKI SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONSTRUCTION | RELATED MIDWEST

— careers@relatedmidwest.com 78Chicago.com

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The 78 Community Commitment Brochure  

The 78 Community Commitment Brochure