Economy & Business news

The local tourism agency wants to know what people think of the Quad Cities. Visit Quad Cities is asking residents and tourists to fill out an online survey. 

John Deere

John Deere has opened a new training facility in Coal Valley.

Unemployment in the Quad Cities went down in August, from 4 per cent a year ago to 3.8 per cent last month.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

After over a decade in Milan, Agrisolutions has a new home. On Thursday, the agricultural manufacturing company opened its 110,000 square foot plant in southwest Rock Island, which is almost four times larger than its previous space.

Scott County Board of Supervisors

The Quad Cities may take a different approach to promoting transportation and trade on the Mississippi River.

The New Captain's Table

Sep 4, 2019

A year and-a-half after a popular Moline restaurant was destroyed by fire, construction will start soon to re-build it. Wednesday city and company officials broke ground for the new Captain’s Table, at Marquis Harbor.

The University of Illinois released the latest Flash Index numbers. 

At 105.1, it’s the lowest level this year. It was at 105.4 in July. Economist Fred Giertz  says any measure over 100 indicates an expanding state economy.

“So it’s a slight decline, which means the economy is still growing, but not as rapidly as it was a few months ago," he said.

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This is the final weekend the Channel Cat Water Taxi will run on its regular schedule for the season.

Tomorrow through Monday, MetroLINK's boats will take passengers on Mississippi River trips from 9:00 am until 7:30 pm.

New Leader for Deere

Aug 29, 2019
Deere and Company

A new leader will soon take over at John Deere. Thursday the company announced directors have chosen John May to become Chief Executive Officer in November.

Anderson 400 Certification Team

Hundreds of acres near the Quad Cities, and overlooking the Mississippi River, are now ready for development. Wednesday Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds toured the property and officially added the Anderson Green Business Park to the state's list of "certified sites."