Northwest Business Magazine
Rockford’s downtown riverfront has been a symbol of the region’s numerous economic development successes over the past few years. It continues to be a hot spot for development, with the ongoing transformation of the abandoned Amerock/Ziock building into an Embassy Suites hotel. (Samantha Behling photo)
An Economic Development Report: This Year’s Wins Build on Last Year’s Successes

New construction and expanding redevelopment opportunities – coupled with investment in workforce development – have kept the region humming. Experts in Beloit, Freeport and Rockford sound off on the big ideas for the year ahead.

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Transform Rockford: Preparing the Entire Family for Success

Many children come to school unprepared to learn – and that’s a warning sign for our future. Now, Transform Rockford is prepared to strengthen and support the well-being of local families, in turn helping young minds to reach their full potential

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Local Commercial Lenders

As the business climate changes in our region, enterprising individuals are preparing to spread their wings and grab new opportunities. Our region’s commercial bankers stand at the ready to provide critical capital.

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Manufacturing Profiles: The Pathway to Our Prosperity

Uncover some of the ways the Rockford region’s manufacturing powerhouses are keeping up with rising demand, building a highly skilled workforce, feeding the jobs pipeline and investing in the community – all while serving clients the world over.

Officials with Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany have entered into a strategic partnership with Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) in Rockford, with the hopes of creating mutual business development opportunities related to air cargo. RFD is America’s 22nd busiest airport by cargo moved, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and innovations happening within our region’s manufacturing companies.