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Here you can get up-to-date information on all of the latest news events happening in the Rockford Area. Feel free to visit our archives section to view past articles.



July 21, 2014

Spotlight Shines on Rockford Aerospace at Farnborough Airshow

On behalf of the Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN),  the Rockford Area Economic Development Council would like to share with you an article published on AINonline, regarding Rockford's aerospace network, as well as RAAN's recent involvement in the Farnborough Airshow. Aviation International News is a monthly publication, reaching more than...

July 18, 2014

Greater Rockford Airport Authority and Rock Valley College Break Ground on Aviation Maintenance Technology Facility

Rockford, Ill. – The Greater Rockford Airport Authority (GRAA) and Rock Valley College (RVC) broke ground on the new RVC Aviation Maintenance Technology Program facility. The 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art building will be located on the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) grounds. The facility will house the RVC educational course...

July 14, 2014

RAEDC Developments Newsletter

Click here to read the June 2014 RAEDC Developments Newsletter....

July 11, 2014

Rockford Region to Showcase Aerospace Network at Farnborough Airshow

Seven Rockford Companies to Attend Show with State of Illinois   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   July 11, 2014, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS - The Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN) is pleased to announce it will again be partnering with the State of Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to attend and exhibit at...

July 11, 2014

WREX Reports on Project First Rate Re-launch

ROCKFORD (WREX) - A Rockford organization re-launches Tuesday in hopes of enhancing economic development and community involvement. Project First Rate took an 18-month hiatus, but it says that time was spent planning and re-evaluating how it can best continue on the mission of building community and building unity. The company originally launched...

July 10, 2014

Northwestern Illinois Building Trades Announces Involvement with Rockford's Little Free Libraries Project

Public Invited to Vote on Favorite Library FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2014 ROCKFORD, IL -- The Northwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council is pleased to announce its involvement with Rockford's Little Free Libraries project. Little Free Libraries are community boxes or structures where anyone can pick up...

July 1, 2014

As reported by WREX, Alice Schoonover is the Interim Mayor for the City of South Beloit

New Mayor Sworn in for South Beloit   The City of South Beloit has a new mayor. The city council unanimously voted for Commissioner Alice Schoonover to fill the position after Mayor Mike Duffy passed away. "It's somewhat of a relief. It's bittersweet," said Schoonover. Moments before announcing South Beloit's commissioners had a...

June 20, 2014

All World Machinery Supply, Inc. Announces Relocation, Expansion

All World Machinery Supply, a leading supplier and manufacturer of hydraulic equipment and machine tool parts, has announced the relocation of its global headquarters and manufacturing facility from Harvard, Illinois to new, larger quarters in Roscoe, Illinois. To view the full press release, click here....

June 18, 2014

Mayor Morrissey Joins President Obama in First-Ever White House Maker Faire

Mayor Lawrence J. Morrissey is one of only 20 mayors across the nation, and the only Mayor from Illinois, joining President Barack Obama for the first-ever Maker Faire to be held at the White House on June 18. Morrissey will also join a policy discussion with senior Obama Administration officials to...

June 17, 2014

RAEDC Hiring: Business Attraction Coordinator

ROCKFORD AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL JOB DESCRIPTION   To apply, please send resume to Leilani Hillis at lhillis@rockfordil.com. POSITION Business Attraction Coordinator REPORTS TO Executive Director, Trade & Investment OBJECTIVES Manage project communications and client assistance activities related to domestic and international business attraction efforts.  GENERAL FUNCTION Responsible for successful management of business recruitment and select expansion projects...