Looking East

By: Rebekah Baum
By: Rebekah Baum

The economic canvas of the city of murals is being brushed with more green, money, it's flowing fast, as a result of several factors, most notably, the Chrysler expansion, 1000 new jobs at Chrysler and thanks to 6 auto suppliers, tack on an additional 1,700 to 2,000.

Kelly Galluzzo with Growth Dimensions says Belvidere has been experiencing balanced growth, industrial, residential and commercial growing together and many companies are choosing to relocate to Belvidere for location and cost purposes. For example, Corrugated Metals moved from chicago in January.

A few miles down the road, you can't miss the development happening along Perryville on Rockford's East Side, from a Perryville Place a 75,000 square foot building that will hold offices, shops and restaurants to a new law firm and a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Rockford alderman says at this week’s city council meeting, a new 300 condo development and retirement center was discussed. It will be located near NIU Rockford Center. And Sosnowski says an upgraded bell school road will pave the way for more growth.

Two areas of the Stateline growing quickly and with clear plans.


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