A neighboring business could be your next big customer or your next valued supplier. Find them in the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub’s new Regional Capabilities Catalog.
The Regional Capabilities Catalog is an online database of area manufacturers and other Department of Defense suppliers as well as others in their downstream supply chain. In addition to comprehensive profiles, the database features businesses’ capabilities statements and is searchable by their North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) codes. Register in the database, and use it to learn about opportunities to source more parts, services and other business locally.
The Regional Capabilities Catalog can:
- Increase exposure for your company to new customers.
- Strengthen your connections within the local supply chain.
- Get you included in national and international marketing of the Quad Cities manufacturing and defense industries and supply chain.
Plus, there’s no cost to register, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
“We have found that often times area companies don’t know the capabilities that exist within our own area,” said Julie Forsythe, Vice President of Entrepreneurship & Innovation for the Quad Cities Chamber. “The Regional Capabilities Catalog helps make those connections that can boost economic growth right here in the Quad Cities. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
About the Quad Cities Chamber
The Quad Cities Chamber is a champion for business and community growth in the region. It proudly helps drive Q2030: A Regional Action Plan to increase talent, jobs and economic opportunity for all. The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is a program of the Chamber that supports the prosperity pillar of Q2030 by providing a network of resources and support for area manufacturers and others in the defense industry supply chain to connect, collaborate, and learn about the technological and digital changes that will transform the face of their industry.
About the Illinois DIA Program
The Illinois DIA Program supports the state’s defense and manufacturing industries by delivering resources and providing new insights that help companies and communities grow, diversify, and become more resilient. The Illinois DIA Program covers five communities considered to be at high risk to market force changes due to their ties to the defense industry, a high concentration of manufacturers or both. Areas include the Quad Cities, Rockford, Northeastern Illinois, Peoria and Southwestern Illinois.
With funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), the program is executed through a partnership between the University of Illinois System, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and the Voorhees Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).