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Ten area companies in defense supply chain needed for Strategic Marketing Boot Camp workshop

Get new customers and increase sales by attending the Strategic Marketing Boot Camp sponsored by the Quad Cities Chamber Manufacturing Innovation Hub and presented in partnership with CIRAS. This workshop will be held at no cost for eligible companies located in the Quad Cities area who are Dept. of Defense prime or sub-tier suppliers.

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​Companies are invited to attend the University of Iowa Spring 2018 Engineering Career Fair from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. The event is geared toward students graduating in May and December 2018 as well as students seeking summer and/or fall 2018 internships and co-ops. Employers exhibiting at the fair are able to meet with 700-800 students in...

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​Let U of IA engineering students help you with a project!

The University of Iowa Industrial Engineering program is currently seeking the help of industrial and service industry constituents to define projects for teams of its Senior Design students to perform at no cost to area companies. Students can work on a large variety of industrial engineering projects, including process optimization, simulation, human factors and ergonomics, engineering economy,...

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How the IL Defense Industry Adjustment Program helps manufacturers and defense suppliers

Three local companies talk about the assistance they’ve received so far from the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, which supports the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub. The Illinois DIA Program is helping Quad Cities regional manufacturing and defense suppliers with various programs to navigate technological opportunities and challenges in order for companies to remain...

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The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub still has free one-on-one assistance available to help companies develop plans to implement emerging technologies critical to a business’ operations. Valued at an average of $10,000 per project, the consultation and resulting implementation plan will be provided at no cost as part of the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) Program, of which...

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IEDA offers financial assistance for small companies to market globally

The Iowa Economic Development Authority's (IEDA) International Trade Office (ITO), in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), offers financial assistance to eligible Iowa small companies to help companies market their products and services to a global audience.

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The gift of time from the Hub at the holidays

Holiday months are an extremely busy time. With that in mind we have intentionally left Hub calendars clear in November and December with plans to resume our events again in 2018.

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Manufacturing tech expertise abounds at Industry 4.0 workshop

The U.S. Head of Delegation for an international manufacturing R&D program. A Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Distinguished Research Fellow. A former member of the Additive Manufacturing Expert Panel for the European Commission. HP, Inc.’s Director of 3D Printing, Americas. They're all in one room. And they're here to help you.

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This upcoming workshop details new cybersecurity requirements for defense contractors & suppliers by Dec. 31, 2017. The first 10 registrants who meet qualifying criteria can receive one-on-one consulting help toward becoming DFARS compliant.

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Developing the future workforce

To be able to grow, diversify, and stay competitive, area businesses need to be empowered and equipped when it comes to workforce development. That’s why the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub has engaged educational institutions to help manufacturers and others in the defense supply chain connect with resources to develop a skilled workforce adept at the latest technologies and...

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Protecting your business from cyber crime, new gov't requirements subject of Oct. 5 town hall

​With cyber-crime damage costs predicted to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021, the Quad Cities Chamber is proud to bring together industry, business, and community leaders in a panel format to discuss the growing importance of cyber security to our region's businesses and their operations.

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