I-39 Corridor Seeing Sparks of Tech Efficiencies

ROCKFORD, Nov 16 — RE JournalsIt’s been one busy year along the I-39 Corridor and its surrounding counties. In addition to this year’s new developments and ongoing construction, technology is also playing a pivotal role in the Corridor, changing the future of manufacturing.

In July, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council began groundwork at Chicago Rockford International Airport, for the new $40 million, 201,000-square-foot AAR Corp. jet maintenance facility. Opening in 2016, the facility is expected to bring 500 jobs when it opens. “That’s something significant that’s coming in, and the facility they are building there is phenomenal,” Dennis McCarthy, national business development director at Rockford Area Economic Development Council, said.

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