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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.



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...

August 5, 2014

I-39 CATALYST Newsletter Published

The August 2014 issue of I-39 CATALYST is now available online at the RAEDC website. To view this current installment, please click here: August '14 CATALYST....

July 31, 2014

Crain's Chicago Business: Illinois workers' comp rates to fall 5.5 percent in 2015

Crain's Chicago Business reported on the upcoming decrease in worker's compensation insurance rates. According to the article, "It looks like workers' compensation insurance rates — a key item for many Illinois employers, particularly manufacturers — will be dropping 5.5 percent next year. "Gov. Pat Quinn is set to announce this evening that...

July 30, 2014

Rockford Register Star Reports Improved Rockford Area Workforce Numbers

The Rockford Register Star reported on the Rockford Region, in addition to 12 Illinois Metro areas, experiencing another drop in unemployment rates and employment topping 150,000 for the first time since October, 2012. Read full article here....

July 28, 2014

Congratulations to Accuride on itsSecond Quarter Success

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – July 28, 2014 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry – today reported strong financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, as its Fix & Grow strategy supports delivery...

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...