A Transformed Rockford Makes Retiree Dreams

Helen and Ernie Redfern were ahead of the curve when they discovered Rockford had everything they wanted for retirement — unlike the 20 other communities vying for their attention.

Transform Rockford: Sense of Place Drives The ‘Come-Back Kids’

It’s easy to take for granted the good things available here in the Rockford area. But to these “boomerangers,” coming home was a conscious choice – one made all the easier by Rockford’s growing sense of place.

Transform Rockford: Transforming the Region with Capital Investments

Public and private organizations have made a staggering level of capital investment in our region over the past five years. Explore some of the projects leading the way and discover how they’re helping to transform our region.

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.

Transform Rockford: Why Neighborhoods, Families Matter

In its efforts to strategically reinvent Rockford and ensure its future, this nonprofit group is learning there’s an important dynamic that’s missing from our region today. Learn how community is the building block of something big.

How We Transform Our Region from Within

The tides are changing in Rockford, and for the better. Learn how the Transform Rockford movement is inspiring a new approach to self-development that could make our region a Top 25 community.