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Young professionals are looking for vibrant communities, environments where they can easily connect and build a strong network for success. Last September, YPQC aligned its work with Q2030 regional action plan and created a YP Think Tank to champion efforts in retaining talent and improving quality of life for YP’s....

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Iowa advocacy events share key themes and risks

​The Chamber hosted Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s Condition of the State Address and an Iowa Legislative Luncheon last week, providing two back to back opportunities for members to engage with state elected officials. With an anticipated confirmation to become Ambassador to China happening as soon as April, in his final major speech in the Quad Cities, Governor Branstad touted...

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Kraft Heinz hosts Governor Branstad’s tour of new facility

Governor Terry Branstad and local economic development partners had the opportunity last week to get a look into the new $200 million Kraft Heinz project that is currently being built. The new structure, which replaces the 106 year old, six story building, will be a 330,000 square foot, one-story, state-of-the-art facility that will allow the company to operate and grow efficiently. Company...

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Passing a budget deal in Illinois is the Chamber’s top legislative priority for 2017. Our legislative agenda is focused on advocating for policies that foster a strong business climate, and the lack of a budget for over 600 days is causing undue stress on the businesses and the community at-large....

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While on our annual advocacy trip to Des Moines, Chamber members reinforced to our elected leaders that workforce is a growing business need and education is crucial to developing a strong workforce. We’ve continued to work with elected leaders to create a more equitable per-pupil school funding formula. As it stands, the legislature is currently considering two proposed bills to address...

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​Research has shown that millennials work for purpose over paychecks, knowing this, the Chamber's work through Young Professionals of the Quad Cities (YPQC) helps to cultivate a culture attractive to young talent by helping them find purpose in contributing to the growth of the region....

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The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Events Intern to assist with on-going and annual Chamber events....

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IWLC -The Women’s Connection is pleased to announce the 2017 Athena Awards Honorees and the 2017 Male Champions of Change Honorees. The 2017 Athena Event, sponsored by Merrill Lynch and UnityPoint – Trinity will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 11:30 am at Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, Iowa....

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What does the Cubs World Series championship win have to do with the global economy? According to Luke Chandler, Deputy Chief Economist for Deere & Company, it speaks to cautious optimism of 2017 and the sentiment of 2016 as the year of low-probability events, from Brexit and the Trump presidency, to the Cubs taking the World Series title....

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​One of the goals of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan is to create a welcoming community in which all Quad Citizens are embraced, have equal opportunity for success and know that their differences are the foundation for the region's success. Many of our region's top companies have made it a core value that their employment reflects shifting demographic trends. In Q2030's newest video, Greg...

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We're on the road for you...

​If you're an active member of the Quad Cities Chamber, you have probably met many of our staff members by now. Yet one person you may not have met is Ray DeWinkle, our Vice President of Business Attraction, because he is on the road over 100 days a year, selling the benefits of doing business in the Quad Cities region. By going to trade shows and meeting with site location consultants and heads...

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The Quad Cities Chamber is driving economic development in the region. By promoting and connecting entrepreneurs to resources through our program, Ignite Quad Cities, the Chamber is supporting a vibrant entrepreneurial community by helping people find a space to create, collaborate, pitch, and grow ideas in the Quad Cities....

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​Last week Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed off on a $118 million budget reduction for the current fiscal year. The bill reduces the current year's budget in order to accommodate a $100 million shortfall of expected state revenue....

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