The Quick Reference Guide

Frequently Requested Data Relating to the Rockford MSA

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The Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) covering Boone and Winnebago counties has an updated and redesigned Quick Reference Guide. The Quick Reference Guide is now a ten-page document providing highly desired data in a more user-friendly format. Redesigned by the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) the guide provides a better connection between the MSA’s data and the quality of life benefits.

This data-driven marketing piece, data compiled by Economic Development District of Northern Illinois (EDDNI), provides high quality information commonly requested by site selectors and brokers when evaluating a region, and also provides the opportunity to request additional data from the MSA’s economic groups Growth Dimensions of Belvidere-Boone County as well as the Rockford Area Economic Development Council . The data in the QRG is updated by EDDNI annually from sources such as the US Census Bureau, C2ER, and Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The guide will be utilized when promoting the area at trade shows, online, and as part of business attraction packages. Some of the MSA’s assets highlighted include logistics, cost of doing business, population, and incentives available to businesses located here.

The Rockford MSA which encompasses Boone and Winnebago Counties sits contiguous to the Chicago Metropolitan Area in Northern Illinois, 90 minutes northwest of the City of Chicago. The region’s history of manufacturing and innovation position the region as a leader in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare.  Businesses here are globally connected with international firms and generate $2.3 billion in annual exports.

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