DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 10, 2023) — The Quad Cities region ranked N° 6 in total number of large-scale economic investment projects on the Mississippi River Corridor, with a total of 24 projects according to Site Selection Magazine. The 2022 Governor’s Cup Awards ranked the QC behind only larger metros such as St Louis, Minneapolis, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Memphis.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 9, 2023) — This week, the Quad Cities Chamber announced the return of the Manufacturing Hub, a program to help local manufacturing companies and defense contractors grow.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (March 3, 2023) — The Quad Cities Chamber has released the 2022 Q4 Market Report for the Quad Cities region. The report provides trends and data to help inform companies doing business within the region. Each report provides an economic analysis for the quarter by Dr Kenneth A Kriz, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 2, 2023) — If you’re a QC Boomeranger, the Quad Cities Chamber wants you to share your story. A QC Boomeranger is someone who was born and raised in the Quad Cities, moved away for an extended period, and then decided to move back to the Quad Cities. In essence, they boomeranged back home.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 27, 2023) — The Quad Cities Chamber is pleased to announce sixteen individuals have joined the second cohort of Leadership QC. Leadership QC is a program for experienced community leaders and innovative thinkers who want to enhance their leadership skills. They will meet for a full-day once a month for nine months.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 10, 2023) — The Quad Cities Chamber has ambitious goals for strengthening our regional business community. We are committed to advocating for local, state, and federal public policies which enhance our economic competitiveness, increase investment, and benefit our members and the region.

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MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 19, 2022) — Jenelle Wolber, Director, Business and Economic Growth Services for the Quad Cities Chamber, was recently certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) by the National Development Council (NDC).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 14, 2022) — A new event in a newly-created space is coming to downtown Davenport. German Fest will be held 6–10PM, Friday, October 14, 2022, in Kaiserslautern Square (K-Square), 119 E 3rd St. The event is co-produced by the German American Heritage Center (GAHC) and Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP).

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 5, 2022) — The Quad Cities Chamber is now accepting applications for its second cohort of Leadership QC, a program that builds skills and drive within professionals who seek to play a larger role in the success of our region.

The program, launched in January 2022, was created by the Chamber to cultivate a generation of leaders that are connected and inspired to make the Quad Cities region a community all citizens are proud to call home.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 3, 2022) The Iowa Business Council (IBC) will hold a Vision to Vitality forum with Quad Cities area business leaders on Tuesday, October 4, 3:30–5:00PM, at the Eastern Iowa Community College Urban Campus.  The forum will be cohosted by John Deere Vice President Jerred Pauwels.