ROCKFORD, March 20 — Investments in the I-39 Logistics Corridor in 2013 and 2014 represented an 81 percent increase over the previous two years and growth is expected to continue with a strong start already to 2015.
That’s according to Carrie Zethmayr, executive director of the I-39 Logistics Corridor Association and executive director of trade and investment for the Rockford Area Economic Development Council.
She told REJournals.com that she credits the uptick in activity to increased competitiveness in the U.S. market and a “manufacturing renaissance” in the Midwest.
“A lot of that square footage is manufacturing, warehouse and distribution deals,” Zethmayr was quoted as sayign. “Those deals are both large and small. We have the announcement of AAR that is going to be establishing a maintenance/repair overall operation here in the Rockford market, which will be a major increase in the amount of industry that takes place in the region.”