Sense of Place Drives the ‘Come-Back Kids’

It’s easy to take for granted the lifestyle and career possibilities available here in the Rockford area. But to these “boomerangers” or “come-back kids,” coming home was a conscious choice – one made all the easier by Rockford’s growing sense of identity.

Transform Rockford: Attacking Crime, City Sees Early Results

As regional leaders continue pursuing a path of positive transformation, they’re targeting one of the area’s long-running concerns: crime. New data show crime rates may finally be reversing.

Transform Rockford: Building Workforce From Within

What happens when you have job openings but your neighbors lack the skills to fill them? In Rockford, there’s a new answer to this age-old question. See how an evolving mindset is getting results.

Transform Rockford: Transforming the Region with Capital Investments

How much can $2 billion transform a region? As this nonprofit organization is finding out, smart capital investments in business, infrastructure and tourist destinations are laying the foundation of a positive future.

Transform Rockford: Reaching for Top 25 by 2025

Its eyes on making the Rockford region a Top 25 community over the next decade, this nonprofit group is leading the charge for the area’s self-improvement – and they’re seeing results.

Transform Rockford: Implementing a Vision for Rockford’s Future

A movement is underway to strategically transform the Rockford region while creating a Top 25 community. Meet the group leading the charge, and see what they’ve accomplished so far.

Transform Rockford Update: Our Shared Values

In its effort to re-envision the Rockford region and create a Top 25 community, Transform Rockford has developed several guiding principles. Learn what these values mean to the movement.