The Rockford Area Economic Development Council hired AngelouEconomics in 2007. AE assessed the economic landscape of the Rockford Area and provided many suggestions of how to make improvements that will enhance its economy. AE helped Rockford determine the potential of different industries using cluster analysis as well as researching the particular assets in the area. AE also advised how to utilize the number of entrepreneurs and innovation in the area as well as assessed the human capital of Rockford. The presentation spent some time focusing on helping Rockford become a globally competitive community.