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Meet Don Harkey, the RAEDC’s Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker.
Keynote Speaker for RAEDC’s Annual Meeting Announced
BE THE CHANGE – THE VOICE – A LEADER: How do you intensify community growth? The answer is collaborative leadership; but who is a leader? It’s more people than you think! Participants will discover what we as a community can do to own our story. No one single organization or person can be the voice alone.
Congress Kinzinger & RAEDC Host Supplier Symposium with Airbus
This event is an opportunity for regional businesses to attend a targeted invitation for suppliers and partners who fit into the supply chain needs. Register by email to Chelsea Fray by September 10th.
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.
Add Security Assessments to Your Next DoD Contract Requirements
In addition to cost, schedule, and performance the DoD is including security for winning bid and the supply chain supporting them. Companies can no longer look at security as an unnecessary burden.
Rockford Flag Campaign
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Advanced Manufacturing Industry Questions is it Skills or Interest?
Many industry leaders believe an interest gap is the root cause underlying the industrial skills gap. Perhaps the root cause of the skills gap is an interest gap.
Learn more about the Keynote Speaker! Limited sponsorship opportunities are available! For sponsorship information contact Jimsi Kuborn.
The Annual Meeting will be held at Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center on November 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Visit RockfordIL.com for additional information.
Airbus Supplier Symposium – September 20, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Hosted by Congressman Kinzinger & the RAEDC
This event is an opportunity for regional businesses to meet one-on-one as possible suppliers and partners who fit into Airbus’ supply chain needs.
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.