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The Quad Cities Community Foundation hopes two, workforce development grants will help transform the lives of local residents. 

Deere and Company

Bad weather, trade wars, and low commodity prices did not keep John Deere from having a pretty good year. Wednesday it reported financial results for the fiscal year that ended in October, and it recorded the second highest net income in company history.

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The Quad Cities attracts lots of "Family-Oriented Frugals," and older residents are more likely to brag about living here.

Those are just a couple of highlights from a survey conducted by Visit Quad Cities earlier this fall.

More than 2,300 people completed the survey, and about 400 of them were visitors.

The results will help the agency develop a master tourism plan.

Unemployment dropped slightly in the Quad Cities in October, going from 4 per cent at this time last year, to 3.8 per cent last month. 

Y & J Properties

Some century-old Davenport warehouses have been renovated for residential and commercial use. Y & J Properties and Insight Management will offer tours Friday afternoon of the Gordon-Van Tine buildings on Federal Street. 

The Clinton Regional Development Corporation is well on its way to raising the money it needs for the next five years. Thursday leaders announced donations from the private sector exceed one million dollars, and the public phase of the campaign will begin in December. The overall goal is 2.5 million dollars.

Shrink Smart

Oct 25, 2019
Grand Mound

On Midwest Week, how small towns can survive and thrive, as jobs and people move away.

Unemployment held steady in the Quad Cities last month at 3.9 per cent - the same as in September of last year. And it was just one-tenth of one per cent higher than in August.


A year and-a-half after construction began, the I-H Mississippi Valley Credit Union has moved into its new headquarters in Moline. 


A five year, multi-million dollar investment in downtown Moline may soon start to pay off for a local company. Heart of America Group, which owns hotels and restaurants in several states, will officially open the Axis Hotel on Thursday.