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 area has the workforce you’re looking for. The two-county Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has a primary labor force of 176,700. Rockford’s secondary labor shed extends even farther, with 228,600 workers within 30-40 minutes.

With competitive utility costs and a modern infrastructure, the Rockford Region offers a lower cost of doing business with high-quality resources.

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