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The city of Rockford has always been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and has a vibrant small business community that contributes to the economic growth and vitality of the region. At the Rockford Housing Authority, we recognize the importance of small businesses in creating a strong and vibrant community. We are proud to work alongside small businesses in our area, and we’re committed to providing support and resources to help these enterprises thrive.
As we continue to celebrate Small Business Week in Rockford, let’s recognize and support these small businesses for their resilience and innovation in the face of adversity. By doing so, we can help ensure their continued success and the economic growth of our community.
We as a community can help promote equality and opportunity for all entrepreneurs and contribute to the growth and vitality of Rockford’s economy through the many women-owned and minority-owned businesses that are making a difference in Rockford. By supporting these businesses, we can help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community and foster a thriving small business ecosystem for all.
In celebrating Small Business Week, we also encourage everyone to support these enterprises and help them succeed. Whether it’s by shopping local, spreading the word about a favorite small business, or connecting with other entrepreneurs and innovators in our community, we can all play a role in supporting small business growth and success in Rockford.
Did you know?
There are currently 1.2 million small businesses in the state of Illinois, making it one of the nation’s fastest-growing states for new business establishments. The city of Rockford has several resources and programs available to support small businesses, including the Rockford Local Development Corporation and the Small Business Development Center at Rockford University. These organizations provide resources and assistance to help small businesses start, grow, and succeed in the community.
The US Small Business Administration
National Small Business Week is an annual event in the United States that is typically held during the first week of May. It was established in 1963 by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economy and to provide resources and support to help them thrive.
To learn about Women-Owned Businesses in the Stateline Area:
Please visit, https://statelinekids.com/2023/04/04/women-owned-businesses-in-the-stateline-area/