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Creating Manufacturing Connection for the Good of our Community

Manufacturing is an essential industry and plays a critical role in maintaining regional and national supply chains. As the Winnebago County community adapts to Stay Home Orders, many local manufacturers remain open and hard at work. 

In this time of uncertainty, many manufacturers have also expressed a deep willingness to help. This includes manufacturing, repurposing products or equipment, or establishing new supply chains. 

If your company has ideas about a new product, repurposing an existing product, or simply an idea share it with us. We are interested in all ideas and offers from manufacturers in our community. 

Manufacturers have long been the backbone of our community, and we have no doubt that their innovation and support will be vital during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Please send your thoughts and innovations to the RAEDC at . Be sure to include as many details as possible as well as contact information. 
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 6 th for an aerospace industry update from Kevin Michaels, Managing Director of AeroDynamic Advisory. 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.