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Finish River Development

Rockford needs to finish the development of the Riverfront! We have so much potential to attract visitors and new businesses if we make it the gem it can be. We need to bring more specialty shops, a zoo would be great to implement, and aquarium, expand the library and redesign it so it does not look like a prison, move the assisted housing away from the inner city, instead of grouping it all close together. Dubuque, IA ...more »

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The change begins within you

Rockford does not need one more "thing" (i.e. Restoration of the Coronado, or the Metro Center facelift). These "things", while useful, do not in and of themselves bring a change of attitude to this city. The change begins with you. The transformation of Rockford begins with the individual, with each citizen of this community committing to value this community and its' citizens; to honor and respect each other and ...more »

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danger situations to rebuilding

Train/mentor the (homeless,unemployed,paroled,released) population to a skilled trade while accomplishing necessary community improvement tasks such as;

Tearing down and recycling/scrapping of condemned properties.

Remodeling of salvageable properties.

Sidewalk repair

Connected bike path system

City clean up / beautification

Vacant lots to community gardens

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Develop New Entrepreneurs

Reach out to leaders in banking, law, accounting, marketing, sales, manufacturing, healthcare, etc. to volunteer to provide mentorship and training to aspiring entrepreneurs. Develop ways for providing capital and financing for current and new entrepreneurs. Establish micro capital and financing for the smallest of businesses. Capital and financing to be provided to those that participate in mentorship and training. ...more »

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