Local Matters

The level of government that most affects your life is much closer to home than the White House, the halls of Congress or even our state capitol buildings. Local government is the level of governance responsible for establishing rules for business, industrial and residential development, supporting our quality of life amenities and public schools, and ensuring there are adequate numbers of police and firefighters on duty. These representatives live and work in our region and have a significant impact on your business and life every day. What happens in City Hall can have an immediate impact on your business and on the Quad Cities' economy.

Typically, the mayors in our region conduct a State of the City address for the public to hear their insight on their community's local, social, and economic climate along with their vision for the growth and future of their city and our region. Moline Mayor Scott Raes will kick off 2016 with Moline's State of the City address at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, February 1 at the iWireless Center.

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