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Advancing Regional Prosperity

Read about what's happening to increase prosperity and economic growth in the Quad Cities region.

At the Quad Cities Chamber we work to foster an entrepreneurial community. Over 700 people are now engaged with our entrepreneurial efforts through Ignite Quad Cities, and just last month six of the nine teams that participated in the Quad Cities cohort of Venture School advanced to the state pitch competition; one team took first place and another took third place. We've had much to celebrate...

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​It’s Economic Development Week in the U.S., and Chamber staff will be using this opportunity to celebrate the crucial role that the profession of economic development plays in creating a vibrant community....

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Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber has announced the newest addition to their festival repertoire: Alternating Currents. The two-day event will highlight the many facets of the region’s creative community and take place the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26, replacing River Roots Live....

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​The Quad Cities is growing! With all of the recent retail development news Jillian McCleary, VP of Communications and Tami Petsche, VP of Economic Development sit down to talk about these announcements, what it means for the region and what the Chamber's role is in retail development....

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What does 3D printing have to do with our local economy? It’s just one of the technologies that are transforming the way manufacturers do business. The Chamber’s Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is helping area manufacturers connect and build expertise on new technologies including augmented and virtual reality, business analytics, b2b marketing platforms, and 3D printing....

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​Congratulations to Missman, who has earned the largest construction, engineering and inspection (CEI) contract with the Iowa Department of Transportation for the new I-74 bridge in conjunction with HNTB Corporation and Quigg Engineering, Inc. The project will consist of the I-74 approach spans over the river on both sides of the main arch span bridge; the main arch span bridge; westbound Iowa...

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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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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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At the Quad Cities Chamber, we're committed to helping businesses grow, and we take a data-oriented approach to identifying common issues among companies and then providing solutions....

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The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is preparing to educate our area manufacturers and defense industry sectors on the technologies that impact their industries by launching User Groups centered on the areas of Additive Manufacturing (3D printing), Virtual and Augmented Reality, Digital Business to Business Marketing Platforms, Automation and Robotics, Integrated Supply Chain, Cyber...

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When the new $200 million Kraft Heinz facility is completed this spring, they may have a new corporate neighbor. Sterilite Corporation has announced its interest in building a new state-of-the-art 2.5 million square foot manufacturing and logistics distribution facility on the certified site adjacent to Kraft Heinz. Sterilite projects the operation would add 500 new jobs over the course of 5...

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Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch and the City Council today announced that Sterilite Corporation of Townsend, Massachusetts is considering the construction of a new state of the art manufacturing and distribution center in Davenport contingent upon approval of State of Iowa and local incentives....

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