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Advocating for Economic Growth

The Quad Cities Chamber is a catalyst for policy advocacy at the local, state and federal level. With 85% of our membership having 50 employees or less, advocacy is a critical resource that we offer to our members. Our goal is to create and maintain a business friendly environment in which our economy can grow with a focus on our core industries: advanced metals and materials, agricultural innovation, corporate operations and support, defense, and logistics.

Small- to medium-sized manufacturers invited to test common virtual workspace platform

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) invites manufacturers to test its Digital Manufacturing Commons (DMC), an open-source, online platform for connecting communities and sharing solutions across the manufacturing product life cycle, via in-person and online events....

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Hub video: The Manufacturing Revolution

We’re amid a manufacturing revolution flush with emerging technology. New technology introduces many challenges and opportunities. Those who are prepared, and those who adapt, will flourish and prevail....

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Promote your supplier capabilities in free online directory

Do other regional manufacturers know what your capabilities are as a supplier? If not, take 15 minutes to list your company in the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub’s new Regional Capabilities Catalog​. The best part? It’s FREE!...

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​The Quad Cities Chamber actively engages with government officials on all levels to promote good politics that will help grow the Quad Cities economy. We are interested in learning more about what is important to you and your business, so that we can better shape a public policy agenda that reflects our members' interests....

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Seeking companies for web-driven Internet marketing sales strategy boot camp

​The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is seeking two more participants interested in learning techniques to grow their web-driven sales via the Internet Marketing Strategy Boot Camp facilitated by Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS​) program. Valued at $4,000, the training will be provided at no cost as part of the Illinois Defense Industry...

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Defense manufacturers asked to participate in statewide supply chain mapping survey

As part of its participation in the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is asking for help from manufacturers who are currently doing work for the Dept. of Defense or have done defense work in the past to better understand the state's supply chain....

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Area manufacturer making connections through Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub

​The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub recently sat down with John Nelson, sales manager at ESCP Corp., a Davenport manufacturer that makes re-usable racks and shipping containers as well as component parts for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in multiple industries. John, a frequent presence at Hub events, talked to us about why he’s a believer in the Quad Cities Manufacturing...

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Businesses regularly have to make difficult budget decisions. We understand that those decisions can be painful, but they are necessary. Today, Illinois passed its first full and balanced budget in three years. The budget will provide stability and the necessary foundation to address Illinois’ budgetary challenges. This budget needs to be the first step in what must be years of reforms and...

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Register business capabilities, make connections in Hub’s new online catalog

​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...

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Companies that integrate digital tools improve market share, profit growth

​According to the McKinsey Global Institute report "Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores," the U.S. economy as a whole is realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential. But being digital-ready isn’t just about having IT equipment and platforms. It’s also about integrating business processes with more digital tools that can lead to improved market share and profit growth....

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Today we are working diligently with our Illinois lawmakers, and anxiously awaiting outcome as they make promising progress toward a state budget. The Illinois House has approved the first-draft of a full budget proposal. Negotiations on the budget, revenue and reforms are underway. We encourage you to call your elected officials today and tell them to support the effort and continued bi-partisan...

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Manufacturing and defense play a vital role in our regional economy, and both are facing changes. That’s why the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) Program, is leading the state by developing a defense supply chain diversification strategy for our region to help companies diversify their business and become more resilient...

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The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub, an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber, is currently seeking businesses wanting to learn how to take advantage of growth opportunities in global markets through the ExporTech™ export training program. Valued at $6,000, the training will be provided at no cost as part of the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) Program, of which the Hub is a...

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As the home of the Rock Island Arsenal, businesses in the Quad Cities region are a vital part of the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain that connects suppliers with customers. Supply chain is crucial: from multinational original equipment manufacturers to sub-contractors providing individual pieces, every part in the chain plays an important role....

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