Paul Rumler, Chief Economic Development Officer, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Economic development is all about optimism, a colleague recently stated at the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Meeting. This is especially relevant when interacting with people making multi-million dollar investments in our community.
In 2014, the biggest conversation we could have as a community was launched. It’s a big idea; what do we want the Quad Cities to be in 2030 and beyond? Hundreds of regional businesses and organizations settled on the shared aspiration that the Quad Cities region will be recognized globally for growing and attracting talent and businesses, be energized by a culturally rich community; one that...
The Rock Island Arsenal celebrated the start of its $61 million infrastructure modernization project last week. The project will generate up to a $5.3 million annual energy and operational cost savings.
The Chamber, higher education institutions, and local organizations are working together to address how to prepare individuals for 21st century jobs, while also meeting the existing needs of our businesses.
Last week's Chamber Board meeting featured a discussion of the Rock Island Arsenal and the importance of business and community leaders continuing to build awareness of the island's critical role in national defense and the regional economy.
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