Quick Reference Guide

Your Opportunity Region

The Quick Reference Guide provides data and statistics for the Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area which includes Winnebago and Boone counties.

The Rockford MSA, encompassing Boone and Winnebago Counties, is a great place to locate or expand your business. Doing business here provides opportunities and advantages including a skilled workforce, great logistics, and a low cost of living. These vital assets make the area ideal for employers as well as employees.

Get to know the Rockford MSA and all of its assets

The Rockford MSA sits contiguous to the Chicago Metropolitan Area in Northern Illinois. Our region is 65 miles northwest of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, 90 miles east of the Mississippi River, and adjacent to the Wisconsin state line. Its location allows for easy access to regional, national, and international markets. We are globally connected with international firms and generate $2.3 billion in annual exports. The MSA manufactures items used around the world.

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