Rockford is considered a Medium City with a population of 285,562 and 16,143 businesses. 146 in 2018 were added to the Rockford Chamber of Commerce business directory which was less than 2017 which had 205.
The economy of Rockford employs 179,047 people and has an unemployment rate of 12.8%. Some of the largest industries in Rockford are Professional Services (769),Restaurants (542), and Entertainment Agencies & Bureaus (390).
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