The Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) has released the 2021 version of the Quick Reference Guide. This annual publication featured information about Winnebago County and the Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) which includes Winnebago and Boone Counties.
The RAEDC supplies the community data each year as a regional snapshot utilizing nationally recognized data sources. This publication includes information on population, largest employers, and industries that are key to our region such as advanced manufacturing and logistics/distribution. Other important data includes quality of place and statistical information about the people that call our region home to provide a well-rounded representation about the region.
The 2021 version includes additional data points including select occupational salaries and data about the ethnic and racial make-up of the region. This is in addition to the information traditionally found in the Quick Reference Guide.
Information like this is used when people are relocating into the area as well as when the RAEDC responds to Requests for Information for real estate professionals, brokers, and site selectors. This is especially important when we talk about our customized education to workforce pipelines, the support of the 7:2:1 workforce ratio, our skilled workforce, and the cost of doing business in the region. All of these points demonstrate why we are Your Opportunity Region.
Download the Quick Reference Guide at: RockfordIL.com/QuickReferenceGuide