Next Rockford members focus their diverse professional skills and personal background in the following areas:

  • Improve and enhance education at all levels in the Rockford area in order to positively influence economic revitalization;
  • Create, implement and support plans to retain existing businesses and grow new business opportunities in the Rockford area;
  • Attract and retain talent, with a special emphasis on encouraging college graduates to bring their skills home to Rockford; and
  • Develop Rockford as the regional hub for cultural, recreational, educational and commercial opportunities.


For more information on each advocacy area, see the Education and Government Affairs pages.