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COVID-19 Best Practices Documents, Resources, &
Manufacturing Protocol

The Rockford Area Economic Development Council is continually updating our website to provide you with the resources, contacts, and content to help you through this uncertain time.

We have added links to partners that can
  • Connect businesses to new avenues of income by transitioning to medical manufacturing

View and download these documents on

There are additional resources that will help
  • Overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Payroll Protection Program
  • Keep staff connected if they are working from home
  • Ensure your businesses maintain cybersecurity while staff work from home

Access these resources at

We have also provided documents that will help manufacturing companies establish safer working spaces with the Manufacturing Operational Protocols: COVID-19

The RAEDC is working with our community and our state-level partners to provide as many resources as possible to businesses and individuals. Wash your hands, Stay Home if you can, and be safe.


Nathan Bryant
President & CEO
Upcoming Informational Calls

March 31 at 10 am - DCEO Director Erin Guthrie and Accion to Discuss COVID-19 Relief Programs Conference Call Invitation  
Senator Dick Durbin will also join the presentation at 11 am to talk about the $2.2 Trillion CARES Act and how quickly the funds will be available to benefit small businesses.  
RSVP to Lanae Clarke to receive the information for connection to the meeting. Each participant will receive a specialized code to participate.

April 3 from 1:30 - 2:30 - U.S. economic activity is all set to decline sharply. Is the recovery going to be ‘V’, ‘U’, ‘L’ shaped or something else?
Dr. Venkat Veeramani, SVP of Risk Management at Wintrust will present. This will be moderated by IBC Exec. Dtor. Laura Ortega
There will be opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation. Should you have specific questions or inquiries, please send it in advance to Laura Ortega.
Innovation and technology are the heart and soul of aerospace. MAC2020 is continuing to strengthen supply chains, create connections, and share relevant information key to the aerospace industry. 

Join us May 6th. Registration is required.

The role of the  Rockford Area Economic Development Council  (RAEDC) is to collaborate with regional stakeholders to cultivate opportunities for primary job growth that increase the economic well-being of our region. The RAEDC markets the region to attract new capital investment, while assisting existing business with resources for sustainable growth. The RAEDC works closely with many partners to improve the competitiveness of the region by taking what it learns from the region's employers and engaging the community in the daily work of economic development. As the economic development organization for the region, the RAEDC also serves as the area's data collection agency on all new capital investment, retained and created quality jobs, and renovated commercial/industrial space.