Letters to the Rockford Region – May 2017

Did You Know…

The Rockford Region launched a new Qualified Sites Program (QSP) and website, also known as shovel-ready sites.

The QSP program will be an industry standard marketing tool to help identify and promote our region’s building sites. The website and program have been developed in partnership with Winnebago County, Rockford Area Economic Development Council, and Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

The QSP program will be an integral component used to attract new business to the region and, as a result, create more “sticky” jobs. By informing site selectors and brokers that key properties, industrial and commercial parks are development-ready, the region will more effectively move closer to the top of the list for major business attraction projects.

The QSP combines national site selection standards and the region’s strengths and assets including:

  • Site availability
  • Logistics
  • Infrastructure
  • Utilities

Having a qualified sites program will allow the region to compete nation-wide and internationally.

To learn more about the qualified sites program in Your Opportunity Region visit RockfordIL.com/qsp or NorthernIllinoisQSP.com.