Funding & Alignment

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Continue the Conversation: Regional Alignment

Tom Clark, Chief Executive Officer, of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation shared some ideas on how the Rockford Region can succeed by creating a culture of cooperation and creating a vibrant urban downtown center,

 

What are some of your ideas and thoughts on developing regionalism in the Rockford region?

 

See some top tweets from the event @ http://transformrockford.org/hashtag/

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Living the Brand

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Communications: Living the Brand;Community Idea Exchange Series

Public Invited: 7/23/15 ~ Burpee Museum @ 5:30pm

 

All residents in the Rockford region see the community with new eyes. They feel proud of where they live, have confidence in the future, and inspire others to conduct their lives in a way that promotes our region from within.

 

What do you LOVE about the Rockford Region that needs supported and promoted?

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Arts & Recreation

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Ideas about Arts Scene

I recently moved to Rockford and I was amazed at the number of venues and artists involved in the recent Arts Scene event. I attended from 4 p.m. to close Saturday and was only able to visit a small portion of the venues -- mostly downtown and 7th St. The amount and variety of art was mind blowing. I wanted to see more of the artists and venues, but unfortunately ran out of time. I know there will be another Arts Scene ...more »

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Economy & Jobs

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Making Rockford Mass Transit Easier to Use

I recently moved to Rockford & when my car was in the shop for a week, I wanted to take the bus from my home near Swedish American Hospital to East State/Alpine & then out east to a restaurant. I was pleased to find a route that runs regularly in that direction and an unlimited weekly bus pass for only $16. However, I learned I couldn't buy the pass unless I went to one of the transit stations, or mailed my payment in ...more »

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Education

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Renewal: Education

Impact Statement: Our Pre-K through 12 schools and students are the pride of our community and are nationally recognized for excellence. All education and training are dynamic, providing accessible paths to fulfilling careers, and are highly valued by our citizens and employers. In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider: ...more »

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Leadership & Youth

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Renewal: Leadership & Youth

Impact Statement: Our leaders are visionary, effective, respected, and supported, They engage our youth and actively develop our next-generation leaders. In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider: • WHO will make this happen? WHO will be impacted? • HOW will this be accomplished: (tool, asset, method, or network utilized)? ...more »

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Living the Brand

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Reframing a 21st Century Community: Living the Brand

Impact Statement: Living the Brand All residents in the Rockford Region See the Community with New Eyes. They feel proud of where they live, have confidence in the future, and inspire others to conduct their lives in a way that promotes our region from within. In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider: • WHO will make ...more »

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Economy & Jobs

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Revitalization: Economy & Jobs

Impact Statement: The region has a skilled and sought-after workforce - enabling all families to improve their standard of living. Our people are employed and per capital income is above the national average. As a hub of ideas and innovation, we nurture, grow and attract world-class industries and employers. We are recognized for leadership in advanced manufacturing, logistics and agribusiness. In one sentence or phrase, ...more »

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Physical Infrastructure

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Revitalization: Physical Infrastructure

Impact Statement: Our transportation and communication systems are robust and accessible. They efficiently connect people to opportunities and amenities within and beyond our region. In one sentence or phrase, please write your three ideas about how we will achieve this impact statement. In your statements, please consider: • WHO will make this happen? WHO will be impacted? • HOW will this be accomplished: (tool, asset, ...more »

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