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Economy Rockford: Tri-State Alliance

Updated: 07/23/2010 - Rockford leaders are working with other states and their economic development officials to make us a stronger region.

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Economy Rockford: Recruiting Young Professionals

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Analysts say young professionals will have a crucial role to play when our economy turns around, especially due to the massive wealth loss older generations have experienced.

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Economy Rockford: Aerospace Industry to Boost Economy

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Local experts say Rockford’s business sector is suffering more deeply than other parts of the country, and many say building up our local aerospace industry is a good long-term economic bet.

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Economy Rockford: Rockford's Roadmap to Recovery

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Many experts think our economy is moving towards better times, but how quickly our local economy recovers could depend upon proactive strategies. We found out what Rockford’s roadmap to recovery may be like.

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Economy Rockford: Tracking Rockford's Future

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Rockford has some major improvements to make if it wants to become a stronger city at the end of this economic slump. This has been said by several local leaders and experts, and one of those experts says we must have a passenger rail service in our area to do just that.

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Economy Rockford: Local Businesses Lokking to get Ahead

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Local businesses are looking for ways to get ahead of the competition in this economy. 23 News development expert Einar Forsman says the best way to do that is to focus on your customers.

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Economy Rockford: Report Card for Banks

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Nineteen of the nation largest banks will get a grade this week after the government asses balance sheets and funds meant to survive a prolonged economic downturn. Bill Roop, a local banking expert, explains what these results could mean for our overall banking system.

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Economy Rockford: Paying Back TARP Money

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Several of the 19 largest banks that participated in the recent government stress tests are eager to pay back the money they received from the government’s 700 billion dollar bailout.

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Economy Rockford: Banking on the Banks

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The banking sector has been enjoying some gains recently, causing some to think the worst is actually over for many of these institutions. Rick Bastian tells us why he doesn’t agree.

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Economy Rockford: Give Shareholders a Say in Pay

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The Obama Administration issues new regulations and appoints a pay czar to oversee compensation at some of the nation’s largest companies that took bailout money. We take a closer look at the plan and what it could mean for future salaries.

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Economy Rockford: More Spending is a Waste of Money

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Less than a year ago, congress passed a 787 billion-dollar stimulus program full of tax cuts and spending projects intended to help the economy recover. A local expert says a second round of spending would be nothing more than a waste of money.

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Economy Rockford: Real Estate Crashing Economic Recovery

Posted: 04/28/2010 - First it was the explosion in the residential housing market which led to the collapse of home prices and sales, but experts say the next crisis is in the commercial real estate market. How could this meltdown prolong recovery efforts?

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Economy Rockford: Chrysler Dealers Get Pink Slips

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Chrysler’s announcement yesterday, that it would pull the plug on nearly 800 U.S. dealerships, four here in the Stateline, may not be all bad news, according to one local expert. What will this mean for the future?

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Economic Indicator: Looking Inside Box Sales

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A cardboard box surprisingly can say a lot about our economic climate. Think of all the companies’ manufacturers’ retailers medical suppliers who indirectly use them Everyday. For years experts have said when the box business picks up so does our economy.

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