Connecting the Dots Today and Tomorrow
The RAEDC has been of direct service to the community connecting the dots. We’re continually working to ensure success for the region.
RAEDC Supports Region Through Webinars
Since March the RAEDC has been a reliable source of information relating to keeping protocols updated for manufacturers, retail establishments, and other essential workplaces through webinars and online methods.
Recover | Reopen | Reimagine
This content has been assembled to help businesses understand the current situation and what steps are needed to protect employees, customers, supply chains.
Rockford University and Puri Foundation Announce Charles Box Scholarships
the Charles Box Scholarships, a program that will enable 30 Black students to pursue a business degree at the PURI School of Business over five years.
Superior Joining Technologies Now ITAR Registered
ITAR regulates the manufacture, export, and transfer of Defense & Military -related articles, information, and services and is under the direct oversight of the U.S. Department of State.
Clean Hands Open Doors
Embracing the importance of a shared commitment to public health and desiring to see the local economy re-open in a safe, responsible and sustainable way, a coalition of 16 civic organizations and government entities invited local businesses and organizations to voluntarily commit to seven standards intended to reduce disease transmission and help build consumer confidence as the economy re-opens.
ED Talks Series – Situational Leadership, July 23, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the RAEDC and Dr. Mandolen Mull from Rockford University for a discussion about how to flex your leadership skills to develop your staff and business.
Mining Your Database for Fast Business Development – July 30, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dean Harms of IMEC will guide you through different ways of mining your database to generate sales and increase positive customer service experiences.
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.