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Note to Self: Why Is the Business Community Threatening Itself About Regional Economic Development? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 July 2006 22:46

589 cover Last month, a group of 27 business leaders from the Quad Cities sent a letter to the chairpersons of the area's four largest economic-development entities. That, in itself, is noteworthy, but the letter is full of curious features:

Trinity Head Offers Leadership by Example with Big Brothers Program PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 July 2006 22:33

In spring 2003, Trinity CEO Bill Leaver hosted a breakfast for the leaders of 30 local companies. That meeting has helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Quad Cities nearly triple the number of children it mentors.

"Out of that one breakfast, and Big Brothers Big Sisters' follow-up with the CEOs, we have been able to recruit around 350 additional volunteers," said Jay Justin, CEO of the Quad Cities organization.

Hardware Wars: Why Would Rock Island Give Incentives to Compete with Its Existing Businesses? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 04 July 2006 22:44

Mike and Mark Creger of M and M Hardware Mike Creger, at the front counter of M&M Hardware in Rock Island, warned a customer this past Friday: "I need big bucks from you."

The total: $2.73.

Italian Brothers Return to the Quad Cities for Feature Film PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 June 2006 22:34

The Avati Brothers The Quad City Development Group announced last week that a feature film by the Italian brothers Antonio and Pupi Avati will be partially shot in the Quad Cities this year, with an expected local impact of several hundred thousand dollars.

Corps Issues Rhythm City Permit PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 June 2006 04:28

On Thursday,  June 15, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release:

"Rhythm City Casino Permit

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VII; the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service; the Iowa Department of Natural Resources; the State Historical Society of Iowa; and the city of Davenport, has issued a permit to relocate the Rhythm City Casino riverboat to an area upstream of their current location on the Mississippi River in Davenport., Iowa.


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