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Press Release: A Community of Businesses and Residents Growing Together
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Miracle Mile 2014 – 2016 3 Year Strategic Plan
Since 2005 a group of business owners and managers have been volunteering and working together with the City of Rockford, Winnebago County, and State of Illinois to revitalize the Miracle Mile Rockford neighborhood. This neighborhood centers on East State Street from Swedish American Hospital east to Rockford College including the residential areas north to Highcrest Road and south to Charles Street.
Miracle Mile Rockford needs the voices and volunteer efforts of residents, business owners, managers, employees and property owners to truly make a difference. In joining as a collective voice, we can affect positive change and growth for our neighborhood and the City of Rockford.
Our efforts will focus on driving growth and revitalization through:
• Economic development
• Building strong businesses that prosper and serve the needs of our residents
• Fostering responsible development and the beautification of our residential and commercial properties
• Matching job opportunities with qualified individuals
• Ensuring entertainment and recreation for all
A Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District has been established within a limited geographic area of the Miracle Mile. The efforts of the Miracle Mile Rockford group include providing a common voice in expressing the desired utilization of those TIF funds. However, it is important to note that the Miracle Mile Rockford seeks to utilize tools and funding sources beyond the TIF to ensure growth and development of the entire neighborhood centering on East State Street from Swedish American Hospital east to Rockford College including the residential areas north to Highcrest Road and south to Charles Street.
The group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8 am at Crash 1 Off Alpine, 4141 Morsay Drive in Rockford. You are welcome to join us, become a member, and get involved.