The RAEDC has many resources available to the public. Here you can find websites, videos, documents, pdfs and files we have to offer. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please send your request to

Rockforward! Reports and Materials

Browse RAEDC Annual Reports, Voice of the Customer Summaries, the Rockford MSA Quick Reference Guide, materials on Rockforward!, and more.

President’s Newsletter

Information from the RAEDC’s President about monthly economic indicator numbers, industry trends, project updates, good news, events and more. Sign-up

The Zone Report Newsletter

The Zone Report, brings you information on how our foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign trade zone (FTZ #176) activities can help your business grow internationally. Sign-up

Rising Star Newsletter

The latest news about development opportunities in Your Opportunity RegionSign-up

Local Business Resources

Resources to help businesses manage revenue and cashflow, expand, develop new products or increase production scale are all critical decisions when owning a business work with local resources to help create strategic solutions.

Regional Data and Statistics

Interested in finding out more demographic, economic, social information, regional policy, or the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the Rockford MSA?

Regional and Local Maps

Need to find infrastructure, incentives, land use maps and more? Check out

Voice Articles

THE VOICE of the Rockford Business Community is the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s monthly newspaper, focusing on member news and area business issues.

Regional Municipality Resources


Through the use of traditional, nontraditional media, and online marketing the RAEDC works with our investors, stakeholders, and partners to promote the Rockford Area outside the region as Your Opportunity Region through sharing regional videos.

Business Minute – Radio Editions

Aerospace Cluster Employment is the 6th largest in the nation

Milken Institute Recognition for 5th fastest growing job market in the nation

Northern Illinois University (NIU) / Rock Valley College (RVC) Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Partnership

USA Today ranks Rockford’s housing market as 6th fastest growing in the nation