Business Opportunities

BUSINESSFirst is a partnership between the City of Rockford, Winnebago County, the Winnebago County Health Department, the Small Business Development Center, and Four Rivers Sanitation Authority to help people rebuild or start new businesses in existing properties.

At a BUSINESSFirst session, we bring together regulatory partners from city and county departments listed above, as well as Building & Construction and Zoning & Permitting, to walk you through your project and provide you with the information you need to get your business up and running, as well as answer all of your questions. BUSINESSFirst serves as a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs looking to launch a company in Rockford, Illinois.