Forbes highlights Rockford for second time this month. Here's why

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A view of downtown Rockford is seen here on Monday, March 21, 2022, from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront.
A view of downtown Rockford is seen here on Monday, March 21, 2022, from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront.

Another week, another feature in a national magazine for the city of Rockford.

The city was highlighted again by Forbes in a recent article looking at cities across the country that have developed their riverfronts.

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The Forbes article highlights Rockford's public investment of more than $442 million as well as private investment of $350 million.

"Rockford has converted vintage riverfront manufacturing structures to new uses for the 21st century," the article said.

Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO John Groh is quoted in the article saying: "Traveling along the Rock River through the heart of our city, you will see bike trails, parks, public art, breweries and recent projects like the Prairie Street Brewhouse and the UW Health Sports Factory and much more as our city welcomes an exciting surge in commercial and residential real estate development."

Rockford is featured alongside Chattanooga, Tennessee and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Andy Carrigan: acarrigan@rrstar.com, @AndyCarriganRRS

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