Small Business Support

Explore resources and make connections to put your idea in action.  In addition to the below resources, the City of Rockford distributes a monthly Small Business Newsletter.  Contact Francisca French, Economic Development Diversity and Procurement Coordinator ([email protected] 779.348.7419) to learn more about the rosourcs available and to be added to the newsletter.

30-minute session to learn about opening your business in Rockford, IL!


Think Big

Nonprofit focused on building sustainable growth with minority and woen-owned businesses to create a community culture of investment, economic mobility, and job creation.


Illinois Small Business Development Center

Business guidance, training, and resources to start-up and existing small businesses.


Rockford Local Development Corporation