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The Higher Education Alliance for the Rock River Region builds economic vitality, a skilled workforce, and a rich cultural life for this dynamic region.

Economic Vitality: HEARRR members help the Rock River Region improve productivity, foster innovation, and increase competitiveness. The Role of Higher Education in Economic Development explains how.

Skilled Workforce: Education beyond high school, which is now a necessity, rewards students with better jobs, higher salaries, and brighter futures. In 2004, HEARRR institutions enrolled more than 18,000 students in learning the skills needed for a strong, lasting economic recovery.

Quality of Life: The four Alliance institutions share a long history of leadership and hands-on involvement in meeting the community's needs - past, present, and future.