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RAEDC names 23-year economic development veteran as President

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – The Rockford Area Economic Development Council announces a new president.

Therese Thill will begin her role with the organization on February 1, 2022, helping improve the competitiveness of the region and engaging the community in economic development.

With more than 23 years of experience and success in business retention, expansion, and attraction projects, Thill will lead strategy and focus on actively building relationships encouraging companies to locate or expand in the region. She also will concentrate on existing employers in the region to help with resources for sustainable growth.

Before coming to Rockford, Thill was the Senior Vice President of Business Development with The Right Place, Grand Rapid’s leading economic development organization. In 2018, Thill was the recipient of the Economic Developer of the Year Award by the Michigan Economic Developers Association.

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