RDI promotes and supports the growth of business and industry in northern Illinois. In doing so, it has helped establish resource centers for new business planning and technology innovation. Through these centers, RDI offers the following services:
These centers resulted from years of planning and networking with local and national organizations.
The Northern Illinois Technology Enterprise Center (NITEC offers support and resources to researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses involved with leading-edge technologies.
The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC)provides assistance with engineering, technical needs, information technology, and marketing support for small and medium-sized companies.
Ag Tech in Belvedere brings new uses for agricultural products to market including, for example, using flax seed as an auto undercoating.