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Exhibit & Attend!
Featuring subject matter experts from the aerospace industry, presenters who are speaking about leadership, business development, and fully informed about what is happening in business and aerospace this is the conference you can’t afford to miss!
We can’t wait to see you at MAC2020!
Wednesday, May 6
Conference • Presentations • Exhibit • Networking • Matchmaking
Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront
416 S. Main Street, Rockford, Illinois, 61101
Thursday, May 7
Chicago Rockford International Airport & Aerospace Manufacturers Tour
To attend the tour on May 7th, you must be registered for the events on May 6th.
Woodward Announces Merger with Hexcel Corporation
On Sunday, Woodward Inc., founded in Rockford in 1870, announced a $6.4 billion all-stock merger with Connecticut-based Hexcel. The combined company will have more than 16,000 employees. Woodward CEO, Tom Gendron (a Guilford graduate) will relinquish control following a transition period.
Collins Aerospace Signs $320M Deal for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Fleet
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to support production of NASA’s Orion spacecraft fleet for Artemis missions III through VIII.
Amazon Takes Over Pinnacle Logistics at RFD
Pinnacle Logistics at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport is being taken over by online retail giant Amazon. Completion of the take-over is estimated to be finished by May 2020.
RAEDC’s UPCOMING EVENTS
Midwest Aerospace Conference – May 6 & 7
This is the premier aerospace conference happening in the midwest. Featuring subject matter experts, matchmaking, and exhibitions, MAC2020 is the place to be if you want to grow your aerospace business.
MRO Americas – April 28 – 30
The RAEDC will be representing the Rockford Region at MRO Americas in Dallas TX. We attend tradeshows and conferences throughout the year to continually strengthen our supply chains and cultivate opportunities that strengthen our economic well-being.
IMTS – September 14 – 19
Industry professionals from all over the world visit IMTS the RAEDC wants to further demonstrate why we are Your Opportunity Region during this event.
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.