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Our Region is Transforming

Renewing Our People

Renewing our community for all to thrive and lead fulling lives

Revitalizing our Economy & Infrastructure

Revitalization of our Economy & Infrastructure to support this and future generations of residents

Creating Sense of Place

Creating sense of place where all residents love where they live, work and play

Reframing for Opportunity

Reframing both the ways we live and think about our community

Funding our Future

Changing the way we fund and plan for projects and transformational change

In order to reach our vision through the collective efforts of our community, we can follow the strategic plan for transformation, or TMAP. The TMAP contains the sequenced projects, as well as the expected outputs and outcomes.

Project News & Updates

Transform Rockford announced its support for the March 20, 2018, referendum to restore home rule authority to the City of Rockford

ROCKFORD, IL. – Transform Rockford announced its support for the March 20, 2018, referendum to restore home rule authority to the City of Rockford. Leadership of the Transform Rockford movement also encourages the City’s voters to show their support for the referendum. Why does Transform Rockford support the referendum and encourage others to support it?

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Linking Talent with Opportunity

The Transform Rockford movement is about connecting people with opportunities. And we believe great opportunities exist here in the region – opportunities for residents, visitors, and investors. The Linking Talent with Opportunity project is all about connecting residents to career pathways that lead to successful and fulfilling careers. These pathways begin in middle school when

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Engineering Our Future

The Rockford region has long been an advanced manufacturing hub. Our region’s roots in the machine tool industry have supported our community’s evolution into a 21st-century powerhouse. In recent years, we have grown to become America’s ninth largest Aerospace hub and are now known as a place where sophisticated design, machining, and supply-chain solutions are

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NIU Engineering @ RVC Wins National Award for Talent and Place Development

The nation’s leading organization for university-led economic development has chosen a partnership between Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Rock Valley College (RVC) as this year’s best example of improving a community through local talent development.  The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) has honored NIU Engineering @ RVC with an Award of Excellence for Talent and

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Opportunities exist for all community members to influence the future as we become a Top 25 community. The transformation is already underway. You can follow the region’s transformation progress and get involved by signing up for our newsletter and learning more.