BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 7, 2022) — On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Q2030 is partnering with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and United Way Quad Cities to convene business leaders to discuss opportunities to address the childcare shortage as a means to build our workforce.

Access to affordable and quality child-care can impact the current workforce while also building the workforce we will need to remain globally competitive in the future.

The economic impact of childcare is real. In 2019 alone, lack of child-care cost Illinois and Iowa employers nearly $3B in lost productivity, revenue, and earnings.

Hear from leading experts like Ready Nation Illinois and the Iowa Women's Foundation on tools for engaging in childcare friendly practices and participate in a facilitated group discussion with other business leaders on your needs and ideas to impact childcare in our region.

Details for media interested in attending this event can be found below:

Business Forum on Childcare as Workforce Solution

WHO: Q2030, QC Chamber, United Way Quad Cities and speakers from Ready Nation Illinois and Iowa Women’s Foundation

WHAT: Business Forum on Childcare as a Workforce Solution

WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 8-10AM

WHERE: Centre Station, 1200 River Drive, Moline

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