Next Rockford Hosts City Capital Planning at Riverwalk Project

On April 12th, Next Rockford hosted City of Rockford representatives Patrick Zuroske, Capital Program Manager, and Ron Lamb, Industrial Development Manager, at their General Membership meeting.  The meeting was held at the theater in the Rockford Museum Park and after the meeting the team toured the construction site of the Riverwalk project.  The information shared was exciting in terms of the recent success of capital management, capital leveraging, and future plans. Years ago the city’s capital work was funded through bond processes which...

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Illinois legislators are back down in Springfield in their “veto session” this month.  They are trying to make decisions about gambling, electricity, and the budget.  Singer Mental Health Center, along with six other facilities around the state, are on the block.  So are thousands of state jobs, money for school transportation, tax cuts for big corporations, and a few other items. As I’ve been working with folks from the Rockford Public Schools and community leaders, I see how state funding decisions really impact our...

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