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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.

September 12, 2014

I-39 Logistics Corridor Association Brings Back Its Festivus 2014 Event on October 29th

ROCKFORD, IL - On Wednesday, October 29, the I-39 Logistics Corridor Association will kick off the holiday season when it hosts its "Festivus 2014" event between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Hofbräuhaus Chicago restaurant in Rosemont, IL, announced Carrie Zethmayr, Executive Director of the Rockford, IL-based association.   "The purpose...

September 10, 2014

WREX Reports: More fast food chains in Rockford could mean a more inviting business climate

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September 8, 2014

Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association 2015 Scholarships

Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association is currently accepting applications for scholarships for the 2015 academic year. Local college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are pursuing a degree in a construction-related field and are planning to work in the Rockford, IL area are eligible to apply. To read the full press release,...

August 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Supplier Symposium Reaches 38 Companies in the Rockford Region

Congressman Kinzinger Hosts Event to Reach Out to Suppliers in Area August 20, 2014, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS – The Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC), Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger welcomed Lockheed Martin to Rockford for a supplier symposium on August 13, 2014. Thirty-eight regional companies participated and...

August 18, 2014

RFD Announces Agreement with International MRO Provider AAR

A news conference was held on August 18th at the Chicago Rockford International Airport announcing RFD Agreement with International MRO provider, AAR, to bring jobs and offer expanded service capabilities to Rockford. The Greater Rockford Airport Authority (GRAA), in partnership with Governor Quinn, Senator Durbin, Congresswoman Bustos, Winnebago County Chairman...

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 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...