Doing Business Here

The Rockford Region is a great place in which to locate or expand your business. Doing business here provides opportunities and advantages including; a skilled workforce, great logistics and a low cost of living. These make the area ideal for employers as well as employees.

The region’s wide range of industry clusters such as aerospace, advanced manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare provides plenty of opportunities to strengthen pre-existing supply chains, develop new supply chains, or establish a new industry.

Located near 4 interstates, 4 class-one railroads, 1 intermodal facility, the Chicago Rockford International Airport and 3 other international airports within 60-90 minutes. The Rockford Region has the logistics and distribution capabilities to get your products to market quickly and efficiently.

The area has the workforce you’re looking for. The two-county Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) which include Boone and Winnebago counties, has a primary labor force of 176,700. Rockford’s secondary labor shed extends even farther, with 515,000 workers within a 45-minute commute. This means individuals who live in Elgin, IL can commute to Rockford in the same or less time it takes to commute to Chicago.

Rockford Commute Time Map - doing business here

With competitive utility costs and a modern infrastructure doing business here, in the Rockford Region offers a lower cost of doing business with high-quality resources when compared to other states in the mid-west.

Get to know the Rockford Region and all of its assets.