Articles by Chris Linden
Transform Rockford: Building a Workforce From Within

What happens when your community has job openings, but your neighbors lack the skills needed to fill them? It’s a question that, if answered, could unlock a wave of opportunity for the Rockford region.

Inside AAR: An Aerospace Win at Rockford’s MRO

Rockford’s growing aerospace cluster is taking a giant leap forward as it welcomes a new center for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. Step inside and discover how it’s enjoying the benefits of Rockford’s manufacturing prowess.

The 2017 Manufacturing Leaders Roundtable

In a world of evolving technologies, volatile political climates and global power shifts, there’s much to concern us but much to make us hopeful. We met with six local manufacturing leaders to reflect on what most impacts their companies.

Transform Rockford: Boosting College Attainment

What’s a community to do when its level of college attainment is low, but the local economy demands an education? Meet a group that’s seeking to transform the region through this promising scholarship.

The Economic Impact of Education

When you add up student expenses, professor salaries, research spending and the many other activities happening at the UIC Health Sciences Campus – Rockford, what does it really mean for our economy? Take a peak inside.