Episode 017 – Doing Good, and Doing Quite Well: David Doig



When you visit the Loop in Chicago, you’ll probably take a picture at the iconic Bean ( actually called Cloud Gate).  If you’re watching the business section in the papers, you’ll see a gigantic new sports complex that’s been constructed in the Pullman neighborhood.   You’ll also see a new Method factory recently constructed, and Whole Foods new Midwest distribution center.  You may have also heard about one of the first two Whole Foods in the country that was placed into a food desert in an underprivileged neighborhood, in this case, Englewood.  “Wow’, you think, “Chicago is doing a lot of things right”.   But what you probably don’t realize it that all these things have one person in common, developer and public finance wizard, David Doig.  Listen to a humble man describe his amazing journey.

 

Links:

https://methodhome.com/beyond-the-bottle/soap-factory/

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park.html

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170605/englewood/whole-foods-living-up-to-hype/

https://www.cnigroup.org/

https://www.att-law.com/project/whole-foods-distribution-center/