Economy & Business news


Deere & Company has bought a company in South America that makes parts for sugarcane harvesters. Unimil is based in Brazil, was founded in 1999, and has 430 employees.

JC Penney

Preparing for what it calls "crowds of eager holiday shoppers," JC Penney will hold its second annual National Hiring Day on Tuesday. The company has announced plans to hire 37,000 seasonal workers for a variety of jobs. / LoPiez Pizza Facebook photos

Nearly six months after the Mississippi River flooded dozens of Davenport companies, most of them are back in business. The Downtown Davenport Partnership says 75 to 80 companies across the Quad Cities were impacted by the flood, with about 35 of them located in downtown Davenport. 

John Deere

Workers at two John Deere plants in the Quad Cities will soon lose their jobs. Tuesday the company announced indefinite layoffs for about 50 production workers at the Harvester Works in East Moline, and 113 at the Davenport Works.

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.