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Aerospace grant partners share first-year results

Regional partners reported results and progress achieved during the first year of the federal Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant, which is focused on four major areas – branding, product innovation, work-force pipeline and business entrepreneurship. Examples of innovative and unique

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Rockford-area workforce development group seeks federal funds to advance manufacturing

A Rockford education, industry and workforce development collaborative has submitted a proposal for a highly competitive $2.1 million federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant focusing on the regional advanced manufacturing cluster. This follows the collaborative’s successful proposal in 2011, which

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Higher education, economic development team wins $2.4 million for local aerospace industry

Rockford is one of 20 U.S. cities that have won a federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. A grant totaling $2.4 million has been awarded to a collaborative made up of Northern Illinois University, Rock Valley College, the Rockford Area Economic

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