As part of the greater Chicago region, Rockford is part of the third-largest multi-modal system in the world and largest in the U.S. From the Rockford area, businesses can reach 80% of U.S. households within a 24-hour truck drive. The Rockford Region is withina one hour drive of O'Hare International Airport, one of three truly global airports in the U.S. Rockford companies enjoy the local integration of rail, road, air, and IT services. Read below to find out about the various transportation opportunities to suit your needs. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air - The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)
Leading US & International Airport
Passenger Service Airlines
Air - United Parcel Service (UPS)
Rockford is home to one of UPS’s seven domestic air hubs where it owns and operates the 9th largest airline in the world. Employing 1,600 employees it can process 160,000 packages per hour. Packages tendered as late as 12:30am can be delivered by 10:30am that same morning to 41% of the U.S. zip codes. Perhaps you have a 2nd shift that could take advantage of this...
Urgent package delivery is just the tip of UPS’s business solution iceburg. Housed on the property is a UPS Freight facility with access to more than 20,000 one– and two– day lanes. Also available in your backyard is access to UPS’s Air Freight capabilities — as the second-largest U.S. domestic air freight carrier, UPS is equipped to transport anything you require.
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Highways and Interstates
Interstate: I-39, I-88, I-90, I-43
Motor Freight Services
Rail Carriers serving area: Illinois Railnet, Iowa, Chicago & Eastern(IC&E); Canadian National(CN); and Union Pacific(UP).
Major highways and an abundance of rail line in the Rockford area create an efficient system for land transportation. Intermodal service is available in Rochelle, 25 miles to our South along I-39, and at over 20 other locations within the Chicago area just 60 miles away. The area is also home to the I-39 Logistics Corridor Association. For more information click here.
ComEd is one of the largest electric utility companies in the country. The owned generating capacity is over 19,179 megawatts. There are five nuclear generating stations totaling 9,407 MW or 49%, eight fossil units totaling 8,343 MW or 43.5%, and three fast-peaking sites having 19,179 MW or 7.5% of the total generating capacity. Record demand for electricity was 21,243 megawatts set July 30, 1999.
Nicor Gas provides gas service to 641 communities in the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago, and is the nation’s fifth largest natural gas distributor. The company delivers natural gas to 1.9 million customers in Illinois, including transportation service, gas storage and gas supply backup to approximately 67,000 commercial and industrial customers who purchase their own supplies.
Water and sewer
Information on municipal water/public works departments, the Rock River Water Reclemation District, and Illinois American Water.
Summary of the telecommunication providers and the services they provide in the Rockford area.
Under a Grant of Authority from the FTZ Board in Washington, D.C., the GRAA administers FTZ #176.
What is a Foreign-Trade Zone?
How does the FTZ work?
What is the impact on the bottom line?
The FTZ program impacts the duties paid in 3 ways:
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