About the Mid-Illinois Medical District

The Mid-Illinois Medical District (MIMD) is a one-square mile designation in the heart of Springfield just to the north of downtown. Established in 2003 by an Act of the Illinois General Assembly, the MIMD is a vibrant environment that supports patient care, bio-medical research, new medical technologies and advanced medical-related activities. 

The MIMD was created to attract and retain academic centers of excellence, viable health care facilities, medical research facilities, emerging high technology enterprises, and other facilities and uses as permitted by this Act. The MIMD is governed by an eleven-member commission appointed by the Governor of Illinois, the Mayor of Springfield and the Sangamon County Board.

The MIMD is anchored by two major hospitals, Springfield Memorial Hospital and HSHS St. John’s Hospital, as well as one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups in Illinois, Springfield Clinic, and the internationally acclaimed Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Locate in the Medical District

The Mid-Illinois Medical District is an ideal place to develop or locate a business. Nearly all of the Mid-Illinois Medical District is eligible for New Market Tax Credits. To speak with someone about available sites or for general assistance, please contact our economic development organization, the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance, at (217) 679-3500.

To view prime sites available throughout Sangamon County, data and other reports please visit the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance website at www.ThriveInSPI.org.

Mid-Illinois Medical District Map