Your Opportunity Region
Creating Financial Connections for the Good of Our Community

The RAEDC has been working closely with local and state officials, financial institutions, and businesses to provide information, guidance, and tactical support as we work through this unprecedented time.

Since sheltering in place we have convened financial institutions to understand their capabilities and what resources could be deployed to the community to support the COVID-19 crisis. As a result of these meetings, the Northern Illinois Community Development Corporation (NICDC) will be recapitalized. The NICDC provides funds to help small businesses create jobs. Special thanks to our partner lending institutions and John Phelps from the RLDC for coordinating this effort.

We will continue to work with our partners and to find solutions and connections that will benefit our community.

Continue to take all necessary precautions; including washing your hands, maintaining 6 ft distance from others, and when possible stay home. 

For additional information related to establishing manufacturing protocols visit: Manufacturing Operational Protocols and Grocery & Retail Protocols: COVID-19.


Nathan Bryant
President & CEO
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.