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Rockford Applies For $3.2 Million To Renovate Barber-Colman Complex

City of Rockford

Rockford aldermen voted in favor of a plan to secure funding for the Barber-Colman industrial campus. 

The $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration would help pay for infrastructure improvements at part of the site located at Rock and Loomis streets. Improvements include roads, water mains, parking, lighting, and sanitary sewer lines. The Rockford Register Star reports the full plan would require an additional $6.5 million from Rockford and Winnebago County. 

Rock Valley College officials hope to turn several of the buildings on site into a manufacturing and technical education training center.