Chamber’s Mike Coughlin tabbed as Hub Executive Director

The Quad Cities Chamber’s own Mike Coughlin has been promoted to Executive Director of the Quad Cities Manufacturing and Innovation Hub.  He replaces Scott Hutter who is now President of the Construction Division for McCarthy-Bush Corporation.

Coughlin joined the Chamber staff in 2013 as Membership Manager, where he also has been actively engaged in the Hub planning and development process for the past two and a half years. His experience in those roles developing relationships within the business community will help the Hub as it connects local members of the manufacturing and defense ecosystem as they grow, diversify, and stay competitive in the face of the technological change sweeping their industry.  Connect with Mike at

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This content was prepared as part of the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program, a partnership between the University of Illinois System, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and the Voorhees Center at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), with financial support from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).  It reflects the views of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and does not necessarily reflect the views of the OEA. For more information, please visit

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