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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 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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Local Organizations Announce Partnership with Erikson Institute to Take a Community-Wide, Neighborhood-Level Approach to Achieve Readiness For All

At a news conference today, the three organizations announced a partnership with Erikson Institute, a premier early childhood development program that takes a holistic, population-based, measured approach to assess the readiness of kindergarteners in five developmental domains. Rockford is the largest community Erikson Institute will work with in the state.

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Rockford Listed as One of the “15 Best Places to Move to in the U.S.” by Prominent Consumer Magazine

According to prominent consumer magazine Reader’s Digest, Rockford has been recognized as one of the “15 best places to move to in the U.S.” The recently published article highlights small cities and big towns across the United States that are flying under the radar and touts these places as “the perfect destinations to set-up house and put down roots.”

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Transform Rockford Welcomes New Steering Committee Members

Transform Rockford is pleased to announce the election of two new members to its Steering Committee. The newly elected members are Benjamin Bernsten and Daniel G. Saavedra.

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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.