The RAEDC has many resources available to the public. Here you can find websites, videos, documents, pdfs and files we have to offer. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please send your request to

Rockforward! Reports and Materials

Browse RAEDC Annual Reports, the Rockford MSA Quick Reference Guide, materials on Rockforward!, and more.

Monthly Newsletter

Information from the RAEDC about monthly economic indicator numbers, industry trends, project updates, good news, events, and more. Sign-up

Business Resources

Resources to help businesses manage revenue and cash flow, expand, develop new products or increase production scale are all critical decisions when owning a business work with local resources to help create strategic solutions.

Regional Data and Statistics

Interested in finding out more demographic, Northern Illinois Economic & Jobs report, social information, regional policy, or the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the Rockford MSA?

Regional and Local Maps

Need to find infrastructure, incentives, land use maps and more? Check out

News and Articles

The RAEDC publishes articles relevant to economic development and shares Investor information in our News section.

Regional Municipality Resources


Through the use of traditional, nontraditional media, and online marketing the RAEDC works with our investors, stakeholders, and partners to promote the Rockford Area outside the region as Your Opportunity Region through sharing regional videos.

Business Updates – Radio Editions

Addressing Unemployment in Rockford on NPR

The Region’s Customized Talent Supply Chains

7:2:1, Levels of Education Opportunities in the region

Aerospace Cluster Employment is the 6th largest in the nation

Milken Institute Recognition for 5th fastest growing job market in the nation

Northern Illinois University (NIU) / Rock Valley College (RVC) Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Partnership

USA Today ranks Rockford’s housing market as 6th fastest growing in the nation