Woodward specializes in aerospace technology and has over 27 locations around the world, which means some of those workers may need to relocate, although the company is not transporting their current engineers from other locations. The Rockford Area Realtors in a good position to help the local housing. “We are reaching out to these companies like Woodward, asking how can we help, and how can how can we be prepared to make sure this is a success for everyone.” Said Steve Bois, CEO of Rockford Area Realtors. Jacobson said the City of Loves Park is hopeful the housing market will bounce back with Woodwards help. “We have a lot of vacant lots, so hopefully this will result in the sales and construction of homes” Woodward says they are not transporting their current engineers from other locations
The City of Loves Park hopes these jobs will not only help fix the Stateline economic slump, but also give the area a boost of confidence. “All the jobs that will be created will benefit the entire community” said Jacobson
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