UNDATED (WIFR) -- Airport enthusiasts from throughout the world will be landing in Oshkosh, WI this week. That includes a large contingent from the Rockford Area Aviation Network will be there as well but strictly as a business trip.
RAAN has teamed up with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for a booth at the EAA Airventure Show. The event draws in business and spectators from 71 countries earning the nickname the world's largest general aviation marketplace. Rockford Area Economic Development Council VP Eric Voyless says the goal is to market the Stateline as an ideal spot to do business and bring in business from the aerospace industry.
."It's going to build the brand it's going to continue to say that the Rockford area is one of the top aerospace communities in the World. And it will create an opportunity for us to have conversations with companies that we maybe have not talked with before. Because they're focused on general aviation," Voyles said.
The event runs all week and Voyles says they already has a lead to follow up on from a California company.