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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

Rockford Takes on the #10YearChallenge

Transform Rockford, the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Rockford have taken on social media’s hottest trend, the #10YearChallenge. The challenge provides an opportunity to showcase side-by-side photos comparing what the city looked like ten years ago versus what it looks like today. Below are a few highlights of how the city, and its infrastructure, have changed over the last ten years.

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Transform Rockford Reflects On Rockford’s Biggest Wins in 2018

As the year 2018 winds down, Transform Rockford reflects on big wins for the Rockford region in 2018. In no particular order, the top transformational wins in 2018 are listed below:

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Transform Rockford Volunteers Hand Deliver More Than 3,000 Children’s Books to Local Students Throughout the Region

Transform Rockford is pleased to announce it hand-delivered more than 3,000 children’s books to local students throughout the region this week, surpassing its original goal of 2,000 books. This was all part of the first annual community-wide holiday book drive which took place November 19 through December 7.

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Transform Rockford to Host Community-Wide Holiday Book Drive, November 19 – December 7

Transform Rockford, a local organization with a mission to transform the community from within and become “Top 25 by 2025,” is pleased to announce it is teaming up with local organizations and hosting its first annual community-wide holiday book drive, November 19 – December 7. The goal of the drive is to bridge the Christmas break reading gap by putting books in the hands of young students and to encourage residents that children, as early as infants, should have access to books.

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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.