About Economic Development

The Economic Development Division of Community Development is responsible for administering a variety of economic development programs and tools and collaborating with new and existing businesses and companies.

Rockford, Illinois is located in the burgeoning I-90 growth corridor and is part of the 3rd largest economic corridor in the U.S. Close enough to Chicago to feel the breeze off lake Michigan, the Rockford Region offers distinct business advantages that simply cannot be had in the “big” city including a low cost of doing business and high quality of life. Rockford has high performing world class industry clusters in aerospace, automotive, logistics healthcare, and advanced manufacturing while offering land and building options to invest your business and be part of the 2nd largest central city in Illinois.