100 Park Ave., Ste 100
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: 815.987.8118
Fax: 815.987.8129

The Rockford MSA Region's population is expected to grow to 552,000 by 2030.

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Welcome to the Rockford Area Economic Development Council website. The RAEDC is a staff of economic development professionals and over 200 private and public sector investors who collaborate to enhance wealth creation in the Rockford Region by marketing the area and helping employers retain and create quality jobs. The RAEDC works closely with many partners to serve as a one-stop resource for clients, to improve the competitiveness of the region, and to engage the community in the work of economic development. The Rockford Region offers comparatively low costs of doing business, hard-working people, available land for development, and proximity to the largest, most diverse industrial market in the U.S. – greater Chicago. Are you considering a relocation or expansion? Please contact the RAEDC today at 815.987.8118 or

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Chinese Mainland - Hong Kong Joint Investment & Partnership Mission to North America

You are encouraged to attend: Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Location: Swissotel Chicago   The Hong Kong Trade Development...    More...

Employer Health Cost Revolution

Date: September 24, 2014 Time: 7:30 am - 10:30 am Location: University of Illinois Rockford - 1601...    More...