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. ...

Students with a knack for math and science are discovering it's possible to enter a well-paying career track while earning an affordable four-year degree – all while studying at their community college. ...

Exactly what role does engineering play in this region, and what makes it an important player in our prosperity? We met up with eight area leaders for a frank conversation on their impact to the region. ...

It's long been a paradigm of economic development that growing businesses want certain economic concessions. But what if there were other incentives that could draw in new employers and improve our workforce? ...

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

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

Woodward Inc.’s new production center is just part of this aerospace supplier’s effort to transform our region. See how innovative thinking has led to investments in education, workforce development and culture change. ...

It's no secret that the Rockford region could be much greater than it is. Meet the leadership behind the "Transform Rockford" movement, and learn how you can take part. ...

Manufacturing has changed quite a bit, but it still provides nearly a fifth of our local jobs. Step inside this Rockford aerospace manufacturer that embraces both old-school production and new-school technology. ...