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Explore Rockford

Welcome to the City of Rockford.

We think you’ll find that Rockford is a wonderful place to live, visit, raise a family or grow your business. We’re investing millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements and neighborhood revitalizations.

We’re leading the country in our efforts to end veteran, chronic and youth homelessness; to implement 21st Century policing best practices in our public safety initiatives; and to track and measure progress through public accountability. We’re fierce advocates lobbying diligently to leadership in Springfield for the rights of Rockford citizens. Our central location, with easy access to major highways, rail service and one of the fastest growing airports in the country make Rockford a great location for new business development.

We’ve been named the nation’s third Ford Next Generation Learning Model Community based on our public school success in developing and implementing high school career academies.

We’re the home of Jane, the world’s most complete and best preserved juvenile T.rex, at the Burpee Museum of Natural History; and Rockford City Market, which features local growers, vendors, live music and demonstrations. We’re the hometown of internationally-known, Rock and Roll Hall-of-Fame rock group, Cheap Trick, and we continue to showcase the best local, regional and national entertainment at a variety of venues throughout the city.

We’re passionate about our city. We have a proud past and an even brighter future.