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Zoning for New Investments

Picture this: A company is considering opening a new plant in the Quad Cities region, but the land they need is in an agricultural preservation zone. What happens?

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The Quad Cities Chamber hosted Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner today where he addressed a crowd of 150 local leaders. Gov. Rauner shared his plan to make the state of Illinois more efficient and effective by reforming the political and government processes, the school system, and economic climate. Within the government process, Gov. Rauner is focused on modernizing its IT infrastructure to become more...

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In 2014, the Chamber's Regional Opportunities Council initiated a Regional Vision planning process that convened business, government, non-profit, and civic organizations to design a collaborative road map to prosperity for our region. What followed was months of research, public input, analysis, and evaluation followed by meetings of debate and consensus building.

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Daytrotter is helping reverse the lull with Daytrotter Downs, a three-night music festival kicking off at the Adler Theater in downtown Davenport on Feb. 18.

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On Friday, January 29, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce organized the first ever Bi-State Delegation Visit to the Rock Island Arsenal. State Senators and Representatives from the entire region joined the visit, and have agreed to work together in a bi-state and bipartisan manner to support and partner with the Rock Island Arsenal and local defense community.

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Investing in Speed

The increased ability of residents and business to access high-speed internet will position the Quad Cities more solidly as a destination for talent, technology entrepreneurs and data-intensive businesses. That's why this issue has been designated a priority in the Q2030 Regional Action Plan.

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Talent development must be pursued strategically and demands a variety of commitments. The very notion of talent development itself is far broader than just education and training programs. It also includes diversity and inclusion practices. Community dialogues are essential to opening up honest lines of constructive communication, with the goal being to achieve solutions to issues rather than...

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Nearly 50 area manufacturers gathered last week to learn and discuss how lean manufacturing methods could help their business. The event was co-hosted by the Quad Cities Chamber, Iowa Lean Consortium, Iowa State Center for Industrial Research and Services (CIRAS), and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC). It featured speakers from 3M, Parr Instrument, R.A. Jones, and The Schebler...

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Maintaining a business-friendly climate is essential to growing our regional economy. The Chamber's public policy platform is centered on policies that will assist overall economic growth in the region. The attendees of Morning Network on Jan. 20 got an update on the Quad Cities Chamber's legislative priorities, issues for both the Iowa and Illinois legislative sessions and the importance of...

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The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is focused on helping regional manufacturers grow, diversify and stay competitive, and workforce is central to this mission.

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Hundreds of Quad Citizens attended Icestravaganza over the weekend, experiencing first hand why this Downtown Davenport signature event is one of "America's Best Winter Festivals to Blast Away the Winter Blahs." Icestravaganza received that awesome designation from WickedGoodTravelTips.com. The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) initiated the event four years ago as a free amenity for families...

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