Economic Development News

INTERSECT ILLINOIS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL OVERSEAS TRIP WITH GOV. RAUNER Intersect Illinois will join Gov. Rauner and members of the Illinois business delegation to develop and promote business relationships with Japan and China CHICAGO, September 6, 2017 – Intersect Illinois will join Governor Rauner and members of the Illinois delegation on the…
BrightFarms, a startup revolutionizing the U.S. produce supply chain by creating the first national brand for local produce, today made its first produce shipment from the BrightFarms Chicagoland Greenhouse in Rochelle, IL to Mariano’s Chicagoland stores and Roundy’s Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market stores in Wisconsin. The greenhouse will…
Today, the City of Rochelle welcomes MightyVine to our growing business scape!   Working under the mantra that the best tasting tomatoes are grown closest to home, MightyVine will provide restaurants and retailers in the greater ChicagoMilwaukee-Madison area with premium local tomatoes harvested at the peak of ripeness and immediately delivered to the…
BrightFarms, a start-up revolutionizing the U.S. produce supply chain by creating the first national brand of local produce, today broke ground on the BrightFarms Chicagoland Greenhouse in Rochelle, IL. This project is a partnership with Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. (Roundy's), a leading grocer in the Midwest. Slated for completion in early 2016, it will provide…
One of the curses of living in northern latitudes afflicts Chicagoans every fall: How can you buy fresh produce when the fields are frozen? "The answer, for a growing number of farmers, is to bring the plants inside. Now comes an industrial-scale venture that aims to provide an alternative to…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the completion of the 312kW Photovoltaic Solar Plant, located at the Water Treatment Facility in Rochelle. In the Spring of 2014, RMU was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to fund construction of the Solar Plant. ICECF provides…
On Wednesday morning October 8th a group of local, State and Federal officials gathered at the Rochelle Municipal Utility - Caron Road Lift Station to commemorate the start up of operations. The $1,000,000.00 project extended nearly ½ mile of new wastewater sewer lines designed to serve current and future industries…
On Wednesday morning Federal, State and City Officials gathered to celebrate the completion of three City of Rochelle Railroad (CIR) projects that totaled more than $1.2 Million in capital investment. The projects included adding two rail sidings on to the Union Pacific/CIR rail interchange rail yard, extending the CIR mainline…
On Wednesday morning the City of Rochelle celebrated the completion of another major infrastructure project. The $2.4 million project included the expansion of the runway and taxiway on Koritz Field at the Rochelle Municipal Airport. The project was successfully executed as a result of a well collaborated plan between the…
- Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., Inc. today celebrated the opening of their expanded production facility, Shop 3, located in Prologis Park - Rochelle. The new facility will help Nippon Sharyo become even more competitive in the United States passenger railcar market, and meet the Passenger…
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