EIGERlab is northern Illinois’ comprehensive resource where both new and existing entrepreneurs and inventors collaborate with pioneering leaders to incubate and accelerate businesses. EIGERlab ties together Innovation-Collaboration-Entrepreneurship into a centrally located, state of the art mixed-use incubator, serving the region with leading edge business and engineering support services.
The facility and programs assist in the development of a robust and diverse entrepreneurial culture through the collaboration of education, business and government.(https://www.eigerlab.org/)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was established by the U.S. Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 ("HCD Act"). The programs assists Illinois communities that do not receive a HUD direct entitlement allocation with meeting their greatest economic and community development needs.(https://ides.illinois.gov/)
IMEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures. The experienced hands-on team at IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.(https://www.imec.org/)
Project First Rate (PFR) is a partnership between union contractors and union tradespeople to promote quality craftsmanship with pride, integrity and commitment to our community. Members of Project First Rate understand the importance of building the very best for the Rockford area, giving our community safe, sustainable places in which to live, work, and play.(https://www.projectfirstrate.com/)
RAMP has an intimate understanding of the needs and solutions to advance the lives of people with disabilities. We have this understanding because the majority of our staff and board of directors have a disability. RAMP is a group of determined and caring individuals prepared to arm consumers with the tools and expectations necessary for them to guide their life now and in the future. A person with a disability who learns to navigate through daily activities in concert with their disability is free to pursue all possibilities of life.(https://rampcil.org/)
The BPI (Business and Professional Institute) at Rock Valley College offers specified customized trainings in our community to meet the needs of businesses that want to keep their employees up to date with current business trends and trainings at a competitive price.(https://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/Community/BPI/index.cfm)
The Workforce Connection is a partnership of state and federally funded employment and training programs and educational entities committed to providing a workforce that meets the needs of our business community, now and in the future.(http://theworkforceconnection.org/)