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Creating Safer Workplaces for the Good of Our Community

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

We are working directly with our manufacturers and the Winnebago County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to determine how our community can effectively respond to COVID-19. Since the Stay Home Orders have been issued we have ensured manufacturers can continue to support our community by working with local and state officials to ensure that Governor JB Pritzker designated manufacturing as "essential businesses". Our manufacturers provide critical components to support the response to this pandemic. Our region is also manufacturing parts to support our local hospitals and manufacturing PPE should traditional PPE supply chain become unavailable.

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

For additional information related to establishing COVID-19 protocols visit:

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


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.