The Quad Cities Region: A Multi-Modal Transportation Hub

Quad Cites region map

The Quad Cities region is located on the border of Iowa and Illinois in the heart of the Midwest where I-80 crosses the Mississippi River
The Quad Cities region offers unparalleled access to major Midwestern and global markets. We’re served by four interstates and over a dozen state and federal highways, putting us within a five-hour truck drive of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Indianapolis and Omaha.The Quad Cities is the largest 300 mile market west of Chicago. There are 37 million people living within a 300-mile radius of the Quad Cities region, putting you within ready access to customers and suppliers.

Ports/Barge in the Quad Cities Region

  • Water access to the Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes and foreign ports via the Mississippi River
  • Mississippi River: 9-ft. channel, 10-month navigation season
  • Served by 46 public and private barge terminals; all terminals have direct highway access and 3 have rail access

Rail in the Quad Cities Region

The Quad Cities region is served by three major freight railroads which are well integrated with interstate, port and barge access to support your logistics needs.

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (Class I)
  • Iowa Interstate Railroad (Class II)
  • Canadian Pacific Rail (Class I)
  • Union Pacific Rail (Class I)

Interstate in the Quad Cities Region

  • Interstates: 74, 80, 88, & 280
  • U.S. Federal Highways: 6, 34, 61, 67, 30 & 150
  • State Highways: 5, 17, 78, 81, 84, 92, 94 & 192 (Illinois); 22, 130 & 136 (Iowa)
  • Served by over 200 local, regional and national motor freight carriers and over 60 truck terminals

Served by five roadway bridges over the Mississippi River, three of which provide interstate highway access between Iowa and Illinois.


Quad City International Airport

Quad City International Airport (MLI) operates over sixty daily flights on four major airlines to and from ten nonstop hub cities.

The major air freight carriers operating from the airport include BAX Global, DHL/Danzas Air & Ocean, DHL Express, and UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

The airport serves as a U.S. Customs Port of Entry and is located in Foreign Trade Zone 133.

Quad City International Airport Length of Runways:

  • 10,002 ft (3,049 m)
  • 7,301 ft (2,134 m)
  • 5,015 ft (1,529 m)

Clinton Municipal Airport

The Clinton Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the City of Clinton with an Airport Commission. It features a new, heated 104' x 100' hangar with 80' x 20' door for overnight and inclement weather parking.

  • 5,204 ft (1,586 m)
  • 4,201 ft (1,280 m)

Davenport Municipal Airport

The Davenport Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the City of Davenport. The airport is a Fixed Based Operator (FBO) and has T-hangars available for lease with access to self-serve fuel. Approximately 300 corporate jets from around the country arrive each year.

Davenport Municipal Airport Length of Runways:

  • 5,500 ft (1,677 m)
  • 4,000 ft (1,220 m)

Muscatine Municipal Airport

The Muscatine Municipal Airport provides a non-commercial facility that includes a terminal building, 2 corporate hangars, 20 T-hangars, a maintenance building, and a community hangar that can store approximately 15 to 20 small airplanes. 

Muscatine Municipal Airport Length of Runways:

  • 5,500 ft (1,677 m)
  • 4,000 ft (1,220 m)
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