Economic Development: Expect Continued Growth in the Coming Year

Building off another impressive year of growth, area businesses are expanding their investments in new projects around northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Get the scoop on what’s new in our region and what’s to come in the year ahead .

Positive Signals Indicate a Year of Growth

Around our region, sprigs of new business growth are leafing out. Discover what projects are in the works and what key metrics point to a good year for economic development.

2016 Guide to Commercial Lending Services

Growth is happening in our region. However you choose to join the new markets that are springing up around our region, you’re sure to need some help from committed lenders.

EIGERlab: A Home-Grown Engine For Job Growth

In a city where manufacturing is our greatest industry, it’s easy to forget the impact of generating our own jobs and wealth. Step inside Rockford’s EIGERlab, where home-grown entrepreneurialism is the basis for a new economic paradigm

Five Things to Know Before You Grow

Despite waves of uncertainty in today’s marketplace, opportunities abound. Many small businesses and civic organizations are expanding operations or acquiring weaker competitors. Local marketing and finance professionals offer five things to consider before growing your enterprise.