Sweden CEO Visits Rockford Region This Week

Lidköping, Sweden CEO Visits Rockford Region This Week;
Goal: Find Companies That Could Benefit from the Lidköping-Rockford 
Industrial Partnership Agreement Leading to Creation of Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2013

ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS – Chief Executive Officer Peter M. Larsson of Tillväxt Lidköping AB, the economic development organization for Lidköping, is in Rockford this week to meet with the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) and visit area companies that could benefit from the Lidköping-Rockford Industrial Partnership Agreement.

The agreement seeks to create job growth and community wealth through business and educational collaborations, as well as to position Lidköping as an ideal entry point to the Swedish and European markets. www.rockfordil.com/international/sweden-initiatives

ITINERARY
Monday, Sept. 9
Meet with RAEDC staff and Lidköping´s International Business Developer Linnea Bengtsson. 
Visit Midwest Aero Support and Superior Joining Technologies.

Tuesday, Sept. 10
7:30 a.m. Northern Illinois Workforce Alliance Annual Meeting, 4525 Boeing Drive
2 p.m. Sit in on RAEDC Voice-of-the-Customer meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 11
9 a.m. Visit Bergstrom Inc. and meet with Bjorn Hansson, 2390 Blackhawk Road
11 a.m. Tour Eigerlab and meet with EIGERlab Executive Director Dan Cataldi

Thursday, Sept. 12
9 a.m. Visit Leading Edge Hydraulics (LHE) and meet with LEH Vice President Russ Dennis

PURPOSE OF VISIT
Tillväxt Lidköping AB CEO Larsson said, ”I want to learn from the RAEDC and the Rockford area, to see for myself about your industries and various partnership opportunities. It will be a very good way to better understand how economic development is done here.”

Larsson brought Swedish products for which he is seeking U.S. partners to distribute or market.

ABOUT TILVÄXT LIDKÖPING AB AND PETER M. LARSSON
Tillväxt Lidköping AB is an economic development group that links the municipality of Lidköping to its business community. It was formed in 2012 with Peter Larsson as the CEO. Mr. Larsson was formerly a managing director of Nike Tech AB, an automotive seat heater manufacturer, and a regional director for the West Chamber of Commerce in Sweden. He also has experience in education, sales and has served in the Swedish Armed Forces.

ABOUT THE RAEDC
The primary role of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) is to enhance wealth creation in the Rockford Region by marketing the area and helping employers retain and create quality jobs. The RAEDC works closely with many partners to serve as a one-stop resource for clients, to improve the competitiveness of the region, and to engage the community in the work of economic development.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Lidköping Business Developer Linnea Bengtsson
815.985.3895 (cell)
Linnea.Bengtsson@lidkoping.se
www.lidkoping.se/linneasblogg

RAEDC Vice President Mark Podemski
815.969.4254
mpodemski@rockfordil.com
www.rockfordil.com

RAEDC Business Development Assistant Bea Miller
815.969.4255
bmiller@rockfordil.com
www.rockfordil.com

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