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.

Local Manufacturing & Business Briefs

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






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






RAEDC Initiative Targets Aerospace

FROM ROCKFORD AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: ROCKFORD — Local leaders announced a new, community-based initiative to significantly increase the region’s aerospace talent pipeline for high-paying jobs by establishing the Joint…
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Social Media: Make Your Marketing a Two-Way Street

Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all marketing message. With social media, companies are extending their brands and making personal connections. Learn how these tools help your business, and why you should care about the conversations already happening online.






Rockford EDC Eager for GoGlobal Conference

FROM ROCKFORD AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: ROCKFORD – The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center (ITC) along with its Go Global planning partners announce the line-up for Go Global V: Putting…
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RAEDC Uses Social Media To Promote Aerospace

FROM THE ROCKFORD AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: ROCKFORD – The growing aerospace cluster in the Rockford region has formed a LinkedIn group to help aerospace companies and their supply chain…
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RAEDC Selects 2012 Board Members

Leaders from Alpine Bank, Kaney aerospace among top picks.






Rockford Officials Explore New Ideas in Energy Policy

Local delegation learns about bioenergy from Swedish experts, and tour a high-tech energy facility.






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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