Back from Sweden

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Rockford leaders returned from their trip to Sweden. They even brought back a gift that will benefit all the community.

During a trade fair in the city of Lidkoping stateline business owners found out their product might be needed in Sweden. Scandinavian businesses learned about Rockford and why our city would be a good place to expand business.

Both Janyce Fadden and Mark Podemski of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council say making new partnerships especially international ones are key to helping our economic development.

"There will be more job opportunities, more companies that remain in our area long term and hopefully some new ones that will be entering as well," said Podemski.

But this is just the starting point. It may be months or years before Rockford becomes a household name in Lidkoping.