DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 20, 2021)  The Quad Cities River Bandits won their third game of the week on Friday as they beat the South Bend Cubs 8-3 to secure at least a split of the six-game set.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 17, 2021) Iowa’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent one year ago. The US unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in August.

“Iowa’s economy remains resilient despite ongoing ripples from COVID-19,” said Beth Townsend, Director of Iowa Workforce Development.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 15, 2021) — After twelve months of planning, Russell Construction + Development (Russell) is excited to officially announce a new, mixed-use development, named Birchwood South, located on the south side of East 53rd Street in Davenport, Iowa.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 15, 2021) — The Quad Cities Chamber issued their Quarterly Market Report for the second quarter of 2021. The report is a summary of our regional economic position and the contributions and impacts within each of our region’s business sectors — manufacturing, logistics, ag innovation, defense, corporate office, and non-primary industries. The report provides the trends and data to help inform companies doing business within the region.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 14, 2021) — Iowa Workforce Development today announced more than 25 workforce roundtables to be held across the state this fall in an effort to partner with business in addressing the state’s workforce shortage.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (September 1, 2021) — The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is currently opposed to the existing comprehensive energy policy proposals pending before the General Assembly. We encourage the discussion to continue in an effort to find the right balance between the interests of rate-payers and those who produce energy.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 31, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced that unemployment insurance tax-rates for Iowa employers will remain unchanged for 2022. For the fifth consecutive year, the tax-rates used to fund unemployment benefits will be the second-lowest allowed by law.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 20, 2021) — Iowa’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.1 percent in July 2021 from 4.0 percent in June 2021. The state’s jobless rate was 6.1 percent one year ago. The total number of working Iowans increased to 1,593,600 in July of 2021, which is 55,400 higher than July 2020 and 5,700 more than June of 2021.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 21, 2021) — Paul Rumler, President and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, ACCE is a professional society with more than 1,600 chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations as members.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 16, 2021) — Iowa’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent in June 2021 from 3.9 percent in May 2021. The state’s jobless rate was 7.1 percent one year ago. The total number of working Iowans increased to 1,587,800 in June of 2021, which is 59,300 higher than June 2020 and 3,800 more than May of 2021. In addition to 3,800 newly-employed Iowans, the number of unemployed Iowans looking for work rose by 2,400, resulti