The Greater Freeport Partnership, which is designed to promote economic development, tourism, Main Street and business services in the Freeport and Stephenson County region, recently announced that MetLife, Inc., has made a $15,000 contribution to the Northwest Illinois Development Alliance (NIDA) to support the initiative.

The Greater Freeport Partnership formed in June 2018 when the boards of NIDA, Freeport/Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Freeport Downtown Development Foundation (FDDF) and Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce voted to create a new organization.