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. COMPLETE SURVEY>>>
These figures represent the daily collaborative work of economic development done by our community during the Rockforward20/20 strategic plan that spans from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2020.
The information below represents economic indicators from closed won projects from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018.
AAR’s Expanded Partnership with RVC Enhances Aviation Maintenance Instruction and Students’ Career Prospects
The new AAR EAGLE Career Pathway Program at Rock Valley will expand the college’s aviation maintenance technology curriculum to include job shadowing, mentoring opportunities, academic support and monitoring, as well as up to $15,000 in tuition reimbursements.
Deadline Approaching for Air Force Pitch Day Submissions
Start-ups and small businesses have until Feb. 6 to send their pitches to the Air Force. Select pitches will be sent to NYC for an expo with DoD officials and commercial partners for an award of $158,000.
NIU College of Engineering Spring Job Fair – Wednesday, February 20, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
The College of Engineering & Engineering Technology Job & Internship Fair showcases only technology and engineering student. Almost than 400 students attended the Fall 2018 Job & Internship Fair. This event is perfect for finding co-ops, internships, and part-time and full-time professionals.
Save the date! The Rockford Area Aerospace Network is hosting the 4th annual Aerospace Symposium! For information about sponsoring the event contact Anna Garrison.
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. LEARN MORE>>>
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. LEARN MORE>>>
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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.