A Promising Outlook for Economic Success

Explore how seven communities are supercharging recent developments, how they’re setting the stage for new things to come, and why they’re optimistic about their prospects for the coming 12 months.

NWQ Guide to Colleges 2016

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region.






Smart Living Weekly – August 31, 2016

  Magic in the Air at Dekalb Kite Fest Right in Our Region: An autumn tradition like no other will take place on Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4…
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10 Reasons to Love the Rockford Region

With nationally recognized museums, award-winning restaurants and a host of hidden gems, the Rockford region has much to be proud of. Here are 10 reasons why we love this area.






NIU EIGERlab Helps Rockford to Meet the Future

The next manufacuring revolution is around the corner, and Rockford will be ready for it — if NIU EIGERlab has its way. Discover how Rockford’s business accelerator is connecting with key players and changing its game.






Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

Discover some of the latest product launches and opportunities happening among our region’s manufacturers.






NWQ Guide to Colleges 2014

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions right here in our region.






2013 Guide to Colleges

It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions right here in our region.






Rockford Nets Key Jobs Grant

ROCKFORD – Rockford is one of 20 cities in the U.S. that has won a federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. A grant totaling $2.4 million has been awarded…
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Local Collaboration Applies for Aerospace Grants

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Seven area groups collaborated and applied for a federal grant that could significantly strengthen the region’s aerospace industry, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council announced on July…
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