Regional Successes and Reports

The RAEDC, as the Economic Development Agency for the region is also the data collection agency on all new capital investment in the area, retained and created jobs, and renovated space. As we move through our Rockforward20/20 plan, we will be informing all of you on project wins and regional successes for our region as well as projects that we are working on with our various regional partners.

Results Reports

Our investors recognize the importance of a strong economic development program. They also recognize a good investment and demand a return on that investment. The RAEDC reports results to investors on a monthly and quarterly basis through the Monthly Newsletter and yearly in the Annual Report or the Results Reports.

2020 Rockforward20/20 Results Report
2019 Rockforward20/20 Results Report
2018 Rockforward20/20 Results Report
2017 Rockforward20/20 Results Report
2016 Rockforward20/20 Results Report
2015 Rockforward2! Results Report

2014 Rockforward2! Results Report
2013 Rockforward2! Results Report
2012 Rockforward! Annual Report
2011 Rockforward! Annual Report
2010 Rockforward! Annual Report
2009 Rockforward! Annual Report
2008 Rockforward! Annual Report

Rockford Region Wins

The RAEDC and our regional partners work on a variety of projects each year, ranging from business retention, expansion and attraction; property development; foreign-trade zone opportunities; and entrepreneurial growth. Thanks to regional collaboration, we are proud to report that recent projects will result in:

  • $50 million cargo center including a new ramp in Phase 1 at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)
  • Additional 100,00 sqft cargo facility in Phase 2 at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)
  • Promise and RPS205 join forces to ensure eleigable students can attend Rockford University, Northern Illinois University, or Rock Valley College tuition free
  • 77,000 square-foot Advanced Technology Center with Stackable Credentials opened by Rock Valley College
  • $40 million MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) AAR at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)
  • $20 million passenger terminal expansion at the Chicago Rockford International Airport
  • $32 million investment by OSF Healthcare in a 4 year nursing degree program partnership with Rock Valley College
  • $812 million is currently being invested in the Healthcare Industry making the Rockford Region a healthcare powerhouse
  • Earn a 4 year bachelor’s degree in engineering through the Engineering Our Future, the Northern Illinois University/Rock Valley College partnership
  • 450,000 sq. ft. facility built by Woodward, Inc. in Loves Park
  • 185,000 sq. ft. facility for FedEx
  • 2nd largest air hub for UPS in the nation is located at the Chicago Rockford International Airport