FORWARD is a free online portal that connects local businesses in Rock Island to a comprehensive list of resources—grants, loans, credits, offers, and local incentives. It’s a one-stop shop for recovery programs.
How FORWARD works
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Serving as the community liaison to new and established businesses that are seeking to locate, start or grow.
Working with area real estate and construction professionals that help guide development projects to take shape in Rock Island.
Leading corporate stakeholders that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.
I have kept my business in Rock Island because of the energy.
DARI helped me open a business and expand.
DARI helped realize my dream and create a legacy.
DARI helped me feed the world once cinnamon pancake at a time.
DARI helped me turn my passion into my livelihood.
DARI helped me become an entrepreneur.