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But the show must go on!
But the show must go on!
With a solid presence in 75 countries -- including
The Hard Rock brand is one of the most recognizable in the world and has the ability to adapt to each community where it operates.
We believe in the power of the Hard Rock brand, which has the ability to deliver to the Rockford region a facility that will attract visitors throughout the region and beyond. With an iconic Rockford location ideally located next to Interstate 90, the Hard Rock Casino Rockford will bring tax revenues and jobs to the community while increasing economic investment and community benefit.
Hard Rock International is committed to making communities better, by hiring locally and investing and purchasing within the community.
Importantly, a casino development at the proposed site on I-90 and State Street will generate the greatest economic impact by attracting tourists and traveler stops from the tens of thousands of cars that drive past the site daily.
A new casino entertainment complex can deliver economic benefits to Rockford that few other types of commercial development can match. The Hard Rock Casino Rockford will generate an estimated $50 to $60 million in new tax revenue annually for the community, revenues that can be used to pay down pension debt and invest in infrastructure and schools.
The construction of Hard Rock Casino Rockford will lead to an estimated 1,000 construction jobs, and the Hard Rock team is committed to union hiring.
In addition, the Hard Rock Casino Rockford will create from 750 to 1,000 permanent jobs covering a spectrum of disciplines, including marketing, finance, accounting and information technology professionals; facilities engineers; security and surveillance professionals; dealers, servers, cooks, room attendants and desk clerks, just to name some of the positions. The Hard Rock team is committed to a diverse local workforce and the training of local residents to qualify and prepare them for employment in the region's gaming industry.
Hard Rock is committed to creating a one-of-a-kind casino and entertainment destination that will invigorate northern Illinois.
Located just off I- 90 at the site of the former Clock Tower Resort, the Hard Rock Casino Rockford will include a casino and 1,600-seat entertainment venue. Hard Rock chose this site due to its very close proximity to Interstates 90 and 39 and because of the Clock Tower's iconic history in Rockford. Approximately 65,000 cars drive past this site each day – our goal is to pull those drivers and their tourism dollars into the Rockford region.
We know that – for the Rockford community – there is so much history with the Clock Tower site. We're determined to build a new future and make more history for the site.
On June 28, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into a law legislation that provides for a casino license for Rockford.
The City of Rockford has announced its process for the casino review, and information about that process can be found here www.rockfordil.gov/casino/. After the City of Rockford makes its recommendation, the Illinois Gaming Board will review and ultimately determine the casino operator for Rockford.
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise available in Rock Shops and online at shop.hardrock.com. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands including Hard Rock Live® performance venues. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. Other exciting Hotel & Casino locations include Atlantic City and Punta Cana. Hard Rock Hotels are located in vibrant city and resort destinations such as Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Desaru Coast, Ibiza, London, Orlando and Shenzhen. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Piccadilly Circus in the United Kingdom, Kathmandu, Nepal, Kyoto, Japan, Asuncion, Paraguay and Chandigarh, India. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Los Cabos, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China.
In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine's America's Best Large Employers.