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					DuPage County
Technology Park


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Creating A Vision

The idea of a Technology Park advanced by Speaker
Hastert

Supported by DuPage County Board Chairman
Robert Schillerstrom

Encouraged by the elected leaders of West Chicago

Assisted by State of Illinois funding support (DCCA)

Championed by the regional business community



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Role of the DuPage County
Technology Park
Opportunity for the county and surrounding area
to become a leader in the nation’s new knowledge economy

       Generate high quality, high paying jobs
       Stimulate the formation of new technology
        companies
       Accelerate growth of young technology
        companies
       Promote the development, transfer and
        commercialization of technology
       Create an environment that fosters
        collaboration and innovation
       Allow researchers, companies, and educators
        to operate in close proximity
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   Technology Park Concept
Land and buildings designed to accommodate

       public and private research
        development facilities

       high technology and science-
        based companies

       multi-institutional education
        and training facilities

       support services




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Independent Analysis Of Feasibility

 Illinois Coalition, a group of private sector
 organizations, created to support the
 retention and improvement of Illinois’
 competitive position in the technology
 sector. They selected the Battelle Institute
 to conduct study regarding the feasibility of
 a Technology Park in DuPage.




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Battelle Institute

    Leading provider to more than 2,000
     companies and government agencies of
     technology research and products
     annually.

    Established in 1929 as a non-profit
     corporation. Current business volume
     approaches $1 billion.




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Battelle Examined Local Market Factors

        Technology industry sector trends

        Demand for research and development
         office and lab space

        Existing research and development base
         to grow and support a research park

        Economic benefits




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National Research Parks Comparison




* conducted by Battelle
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Battelle Conclusions

  DuPage County is uniquely positioned to become
  world-class center of technology-based development

       Chicago Metropolitan area ranked third
         in high-tech industry employment from
         1994-1999

       DuPage County contains growing base
        of software services, advanced materials,
        telecommunications, electronics and life
        sciences companies

       Ideal acreage, airport and amenities
         available for site development
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Battelle Conclusions (cont.)

    Availability of a highly skilled, well
     educated workforce

   Access to cultural and recreational amenities

   High quality of life

   Region’s colleges and universities graduate
    students with technical and engineering degrees

   Demand exists for research development office
    and lab space

   No research parks in DuPage region with
    similar capacity potential or research focus


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State of Illinois Support

    With support of Speaker Hastert, Chairman
   Schillerstrom, State Senate President Philip,
   Republican Leader Daniels, Governor George
   Ryan and local elected leaders Illinois First
   Funding of $34,000,000 obtained

   Mission of the Technology Park is to provide a
   location in which researchers and businesses
   operate in close proximity in an environment that
   fosters the collaboration and innovation to
   promote the development, transfer and
   commercialization of technology through a public
   private partnership.

   The purpose of the funding is to provide for the
   planning, design and access infrastructure for the
   campus.                                              11
Partnership Governance Structure

Board of Directors DuPage Technology Park
     2 DuPage County Airport Authority representatives
     1 University of Illinois Trustee
     1 DuPage County Board Chairman appointee
      DuPage County Board Chairman




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Conceptual Design Components
    800 acres containing (actual useable 550):
     University of Illinois         Ancillary technology
      Research, NASA                  companies developed by
      Research, Argonne               private developers
      Technology, other federal
      and state technology-related    Hotel/Conference Center
      research institutions
                                      Residential Facilities
     Incubator companies
                                      Child Care Facility
     Established high-tech
      corporations                    Restaurant/retail

     Undergraduate/graduate          Health Club
      technology related multi-
      institutional educational       Potential major non-technology
      facilities                       corporate facilities


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Regional Context of Site




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Sub-Regional Context of Site




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Local Site Context




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Land Use Issues




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Land Use and Road Configuration




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Technology Park Nucleus




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Typical Site Detail




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     Infrastructure Development Phases

 Phase 1 - Determine                Phase 2 - Develop
  Estimated overall cost            Master Plan and Park
  for Park infrastructure        detailed infrastructure plans
        Completed                         Completed




   Phase 3 - Construct                   Phase 4 - Build
      Site infrastructure              DuPage Technology
                                      Research Park facilities
    Target Start Date 2002 Q4
Target Completion Date 2003 Q4          Est. Start Date 2003 Q2
                                   Est. Completion Date On-Going




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Making Progress - Moving Forward

Awarded          $34 million State of Illinois/Dept.
                 of Commerce & Community Affairs
                 Infrastructure Development Grant


Created          Project timeline and implementation
                 deadline schedule


Hired            Executive Director, legal counsel,
                 project management firm

Established      501C corporation to oversee
                 development, administer funding,
                 begin tenant outreach and deliver
                 project phases on schedule
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Near-Term Objectives                              Time Period

 Receive approval from State to begin on site       September 2002
 construction

 Develop agreement with Airport for land            September 2002
 transfer or leasing arrangement

 Conduct in-depth business and marketing            March 2003
 analysis ( What is our core market?)

 Construct temporary road between Roosevelt and
                                                    November 2002
 Fabyan
 Complete final engineering for road, water,
 stormwater, lighting and duct package              March 2003

 Seek RFP on southern 160 acres of Park
                                                    February 2003



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Near-Term Objectives, cont.                        Time Period

 Assist Argonne in establishing Regional
 Transportation Research and Development
                                                   On going
 Center

 Coordinate with State and County on Roosevelt     On going
 Rd. grade separation

 Analyze proposals for potential partnerships on   On going
 property

 Construct incubator facility and building for     June 2003
 present tenants

 Construct infrastructure                          June + 2003-2004




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Current Tenants
 DuPage Technology Research Education &
 Commercialization Center (TRECC)

   Temporarily located at the DuPage Airport
   Staff of 30 scientists, engineers and directors
   Supporting federal agencies

            NASA
            Department of Defense
            Department of Navy research
            National Center for Supercomputing Application

       Academic & private sector research
             University of Illinois/Urbana Campus
             Battelle Institute
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TRECC

  Provide DuPage County business and
   education communities access to next
   generation technologies developed by ONR,
   NCSA, & UIUC

  Offer opportunities for commercializing
   technologies

  Advance educational opportunities through
   continuing education programs




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Making It Happen

     Help Us - Help You


  Jack Tenison Executive Director
  DuPage County Technology Park
  2700 International Drive, Suite 100, West Chicago, IL 60185
  630-587-0544
  Email: Jack.Tenison@dupagetechpark.com




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