DO YOU KNOW…
Darrin Kopala of Ingenium Aerospace considers the Rockford Region is the perfect location for an aerospace company. We couldn’t agree more!
Aerospace Networking Evening with RAAN
Connect with other Aerospace professionals at this RAAN (Rockford Area Aerospace Network) social networking function on October 25th! Registration is required to attend. Register by email to Anna Garrison by October 22nd.
How Does Our Region Tackle Workforce Development?
Our region tackles workforce development through collaboration. Watch the video to learn how people get the training and education needed to fulfill the needs of regional employers in jobs that are good today, tomorrow, and in the future.
Every System Every Aircraft Needs Your Help!
Tell us how your company supports the bold statement that represents our region’s Aerospace Industry – Every System Every Aircraft. RAAN and the RAEDC want to know what your aerospace capabilities include. Please, take 4 minutes to help us out.
Midwest Aero Support Receives Certification for CAAC
Brent Johnson, president of Midwest Aero Support MAS) announces that MAS has officially received their certification from CAAC. This allows the company to conduct business with Chinese airlines.
Winnebago County Recognized for Reformation Efforts
Winnebago County is being recognized Thursday for local government reform by Transform Illinois. The County is receiving the Local Transformer honor for efforts to improve transparency, efficiency, and accountability of local government.
Rockford’s Barber-Colman Makeover Inching Toward Reality
It takes a community to build their workforce. Read up on the details of the Barber-Colman project.
NIBCA Offering Centennial Scholarship
In celebration of the NIBCA Centennial this year, the NIBCA Education Committee is offering a $5,000 scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2018.
Learn more about the Keynote Speaker, Don Harkey! Corporate tables and individual reservations are now available.
The Annual Meeting will be held at Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center on November 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Purchase your table or ticket by October 30th to be in on a secret!
Visit RockfordIL.com for additional information and to purchase tables & seats.
Steel Tariffs: Winners & Losers – Thursday, October 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Register now for this important panel discussion on Steel Tariffs, how it will impact your business and how to mitigate some of the risks. Hosted by Women of Today’s Manufacturing.
Tariffs and Your Wallet – Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 pm
Join the discussion, hosted by The Parks Chamber of Commerce, on tariffs and how they can impact your business.
Innovation Tuesdays – 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Featuring different speakers, networking opportunities, and a variety of topics useful to entrepreneurs, Innovation Tuesday hosted by NIU EIGERlab, could be just the thing you need for your developing business.
1 Million Cups – Wednesdays, 9 – 11 am
Entrepreneurs present their startup companies and learn how the community can help their business flourish. These meetings are held on a weekly basis.
Rockford Area Economic Development Council
100 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Rockford, IL 61101
ABOUT THE RAEDC
The role of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) is to collaborate with regional stakeholders to cultivate opportunities for primary job growth that increase the economic well-being of our region. The RAEDC markets the region to attract new capital investment, while assisting existing business with resources for sustainable growth. The RAEDC works closely with many partners to improve the competitiveness of the region by taking what it learns from the region’s employers and engaging the community in the daily work of economic development. As the economic development organization for the region, the RAEDC also serves as the area’s data collection agency on all new capital investment, retained and created quality jobs, and renovated commercial/industrial space.