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Lidköping and Skaraborg´s International Business Developer Headquartered in Rockford, Winnebago County
In 2006 Rockford and the City of Lidköping signed an Industrial Partnership Agreement, with the overall purpose to generate businesses and job growth for both cities. The partnership agreement was updated on March 31, 2011. The agreement´s vision and mission is to have an active international dialogue with companies and organizations, as well as to create and generate businesses and educational collaborations locally and globally through leadership, long-term thinking and partnerships. The agreement is being expanded to Rockford, Winnebago and Lidköping, Skaraborg for the period of 2014 - 2016.   

Linnea Bengtsson works as an International Business Developer for the City of Lidköping and Skaraborg County in Sweden. Bengtsson has an office on the 2nd floor of City Hall in Rockford. She is creating a platform that offers companies and organizations from Sweden, primarily in Lidköping and West Sweden, contacts in the United States, primarily in the Rockford Region. Bengtsson is instrumental in fostering and maintaining international collaborations with a focus on education, economic & community development and sustainability.

Bengtsson served as an International Business Development Trainee at the Rockford Area Economic Development Council from April through December 2008. One of her successful projects has involved building Swedish-influenced homes in Rockford. With the aid of the SwedishAmerican Medical Foundation, construction students from Lidköping's De la Gardie School are working with students from Rockford's East High School on this international project.

To read more about our Industrial Partnership City please visit:

Please visit Linnea Bengtsson´s blog at:

You also can contact her at or at  815.985.3895. +46 (7)39 699 564




Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444

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