Articles by Chris Linden
The Secret Behind Rockford’s Building Boom

As public and private organizations pour more than $2 billion of capital investments into the region, area construction firms are riding a long-awaited wave of prosperity. But is it too soon to declare this a “new normal”?

A Visit to Milwaukee: Showing off Why We Love Wisconsin

Our neighbors to the north sure know how to make the most of a season, and winter is no exception. We found some of the places where the locals love to play

Transform Rockford: A New Mindset in Economic Development

It’s long been a paradigm of economic development that growing businesses want certain economic concessions. But what if there were other incentives that could draw in new employers and improve our workforce?

4 Leaders Charting a Course to Prosperity

The Rockford region’s new leaders have bold ideas for moving our region forward. But can they exorcise the ghosts of our past and rise beyond the challenges of today?

More than Just Horsin’ Around at Main Stay

It’s no small thing when these horse lovers say they have a way of changing lives through animal-assisted therapies. Indeed, a wide variety of clients have achieved personal empowerment while working with this Richmond-area farm’s lovable critters.