Economy & Business news

Customers of the Iowa-American Water Company can tell state officials what they think about a possible rate increase. Thursday night in Clinton, the Iowa Utilities Board will host the first of three customer comment hearings.

Craft Brewing Revival in the QC

Oct 2, 2020

There’s a great revival happening in the already busy Quad-Cities craft brewing scene. Even in the midst of the Covid pandemic, several small, passionate craft breweries have opened this year. 

Jumer's Casino Sold

Oct 1, 2020

Jumer's Casino and Hotel in Rock Island will soon have a new owner. Thursday Delaware North announced an agreement to sell it to Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a casino company based in Rhode Island. 

City of Davenport

Davenport wants to help small businesses hurt by the pandemic. It's using federal money from the CARES Act to launch the Small Business Resiliency Project.

Drive Through Job Fair

Sep 29, 2020
Iowa Workforce development

To make up for the pandemic and the cancellation of traditional job fairs, the state of Iowa is trying something new. During the summer IowaWorks, a division of Iowa Workforce Development, held a drive through job fair in Burlington and will hold a second one in Davenport on Wednesday.

Full recovery is probably still a long way off, but unemployment is slowly improving in the Quad Cities during the pandemic. 

Quad City International Airport

Traffic at the Quad City International Airport fell slightly between July and August as the summer travel season ended. But it's still down sharply from the same month a year ago before the pandemic.

John Deere

Black farmers used to own over 16 million acres of land in the U.S. Today, that's dropped to just 4.7 million acres, and John Deere wants to do something about it. 

Visit Quad Cities

Tourism in the Quad Cities was on the upswing before the pandemic hit. Numbers released by the U.S. Travel Association show that in 2019, tourists spent almost $1 billion in Scott and Rock Island Counties combined. 

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

What had been a vacant lot in downtown Davenport will soon be the site of new apartments and commercial space. Construction has started on a building called "Urbane 210."