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Quad Cities: Your Location for Manufacturing & Logistics

The U.S. Army depends on the global distribution infrastructure, manufacturing capability, and workforce in the Quad Cities region and your business can too. A location in the Quad Cities puts your company within immediate proximity to the Rock Island Arsenal, a joint base that serves as the home U.S. Army logistics, manufacturing, training and engineering. As a manufacturing and logistics hub located in the heart of the Midwest, the Quad Cities is home to global defense firms that are major players in our national security, from producing leading ege manufacturing technology systems to providing logistics services to our nation’s military.

Join the ranks, and locate your business in the Quad Cities. Call 563.322.1706 for more information.

Key Regional Advantages:

  • Close proximity to a major military installation
  • In-place fiber optic network to support high-demand data needs
  • Quick access to rail, barge, highway and air
  • In-place supply chain to support your business
  • Affordable utilities
  • Available workforce; high-caliber talent pool
  • Strong community partnership
  • Foreign Trade Zone

About the Rock Island Arsenal

The Rock Island Arsenal supports more than 54,000 active, reserve components, retired military, civilian employees and family members within a 150-mile radius. It impacts over 14,000 jobs, has a $1 billion impact on the local economy. Over $15 billion in contracts are obtained annually through the Rock Island Arsenal. The following commands are on the RIA: Army Contracting Command, Army Sustainment Command, Corps of Engineers - Rock Island District, FEMA, First Army, Joint Manufacturing Technology Center and Joint Munition Command.


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