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Community & Economic Development


Mission Statement: Provide leadership, foster partnerships and promote balanced growth to enhance the quality of life in all neighborhoods.

 

“DRAFT TIF POLICY STATEMENT AND SCORING SYSTEM"

 

City Council established the Ad Hoc TIF committee to review the existing TIF’s, best practices and formulate a recommendation to City Council.  The Committee consists of John Holmstrom, Michelle Petrie, Bill Whitcher, Karen Walsh, John Phelps and Mike Fumo.  The Ad Hoc TIF Committee, through a number of meetings, has completed their review of the existing TIF’s, past development agreements and best practices from other communities.  As a result of their efforts, they have prepared a TIF Policy Statement and Guideline Scoring System for review.

 

The City invites comments and questions on the proposed draft Policy Statement and Guideline Point System, please send comments to the Community and Economic Development Department, 425 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61104 through September 5, 2014.”   

 

Final Draft TIF Policy Statement

Final Draft Scoring System Appendix A

 

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Community & Economic Development handles a wide variety of services under various divisions.

Construction & Development Services deals with building inspections, building permits and zoning issues.

Neighborhood Standards deals with neighborhood property code violations.

Neighborhood Development handles residential financial assistance through various grants. Grant reports are available by clicking here.

Economic Development deals with assisting businesses in Rockford.

Planning handles both short-term and long-term planning for the City, with the assistance of the Public Works Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP).

 

You can view various plans, studies and reports from Community & Economic Development here.

 

 


 

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Rockford welcomes Linnea Bengtsson from our Industrial Partnership City of Lidköping, Sweden!

Ms. Linnea Bengtsson works as an International Business Developer for the City of Lidköping in Sweden. Ms. Bengtsson has an office on the 2nd floor of City Hall in Rockford where she will be representing the City of Lidköping for the next three years. Bengtsson will also be spending some time in her home town Lidköping where she also has an office at City Hall.

Ms. Bengtsson will be creating a platform that offers companies and organizations from Sweden, primarily Lidköping and the West Sweden (VästraGötalands regionen), contacts in the United States, primarily in the Rockford Region. Bengtsson will be instrumental in fostering and maintaining international collaborations with a focus on Education, Economic & Community Development and Sustainability.

Follow Linnea’s blog at http://lidkoping.se/linneasblogg. You can also contact Ms. Bengtsson at Linnea.Bengtsson@lidkoping.se

Ms. Bengtsson has been with the City of Lidköping since April 2008 and her experiences, projects and results offer great value to both our City’s international efforts. Chief Executive Officer in Lidköping, Kenth Lindström, believes one of Ms. Bengtsson’s success projects involves building Swedish-influenced homes in Rockford. With the aid of the SwedishAmerican Foundation, construction students from Lidköping’s De la Gardie School are working with students from Rockford’s East High School on this international project.

Visit our sister city Lidköping at www.lidkoping.se

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Special thanks to Jason Rotello and Tamika Jones for contributing images for the City of Rockford website.