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​Quad Cities Chamber events go beyond simply exchanging business cards. When you attend a Chamber event, you'll have opportunities to grow valuable business relationships, advocate for a stronger business climate, ensure your young staff members are engaged and want to stay in the region, and support and enjoy our vibrant community. Take a look at what’s on our calendar in November to see...

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Crawford Brewing Equipment, a division of Crawford Company recently hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of their new location in Rock Island. ​​Take a look at the video to learn about their growth and get a behind the scenes look at their expansion.

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Quad Cities Chamber Named Sub-Awardee of Department of Defense Grant

The Quad Cities Chamber has been named a sub-awardee on a second federal grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment. The funds will be applied to the Chamber’s economic development program, the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub (the Hub), which is aimed at helping manufacturing and defense firms grow, diversify and stay competitive when market forces...

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Quad Cities Chamber hosts leadership from Illinois defense communities

​The Quad Cities Chamber hosted leadership from Illinois defense communities across the state as part of the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) Program’s quarterly regional update. The Illinois DIA Program supports the state’s defense and manufacturing industries by delivering resources and providing new insights that help companies and communities grow, diversify, and become more...

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The Quad Cities Chamber welcomes Deb Mueller as a Membership Manager. Deb will be working to recruit new members to join the Chamber.

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The Quad Cities is officially in the running on a competitive bid to attract two USDA agencies to the region. The agencies are the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS) headquarters. Combined, the two agencies would add 620 new jobs to the region.

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The Quad Cities Chamber’s Iowa Growth Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed eight candidates running in the upcoming Iowa elections. PAC committee members solicited written surveys, followed by in-person interviews, to understand candidate priorities. The Iowa Growth PAC has endorsed the following candidates:

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What's new with Q2030

What's new with Q2030?

​Since becoming Q2030 Director in June, Greg Aguilar has hit the ground running. Recently we caught up with Greg to find out the latest happenings with Q2030.

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Manufacturing Day events aim to improve perception, increase awareness of career opportunities

​Many area manufacturers helped give students insight into the reality of advanced manufacturing through a variety of Manufacturing Day events, including one held Oct. 9 by the Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board at EICC's John T. Blong Technology Center in Davenport. The event hosted 130 eighth-grade students from across the region as a means to improve the...

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​Come out and enjoy the big debut of Quad City Storm hockey with the Quad Cities Chamber! When it comes to talent attraction and retention, professional sports teams are a huge asset! We hope Quad Citizens will join us in supporting the Storm and celebrate this great quality of life amenity we have in the region!

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​Helping to develop local strategies for workforce readiness

Representatives from the Quad Cities Chamber participated in the recent Future Ready Iowa regional summit in Davenport. Held throughout the state, the summits bring together key stakeholders in education, business, economic development and community to create local strategies that ensure all Iowans are future ready. According to 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, 53% of jobs in Iowa require...

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​The Quad Cities Chamber’s Illinois Growth Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed six candidates running in the upcoming Illinois elections. PAC committee members solicited written surveys, followed by in-person interviews, to understand candidate priorities. The Illinois Growth PAC has endorsed the following candidates:

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​Congratulations to Hahn Ready Mix for the well-deserved recognition for their efforts in building an inclusive workforce. Hahn Ready Mix is a winner in the 2018 Iowa Job Honor Awards presented in partnership with the Iowa SHRM State Council.

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​Shopping local and investing in our urban core helps build our distinct personality. Independent We Stand is a movement of independently owned businesses across the country dedicated to educating their communities about the importance-and the benefits-of "buying local."​ The annual Independent We Stand road trip celebrates Main Streets across the country by highlighting the organizations and...

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