Economy & Business news

Unemployment in the Quad Cities fell again last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the rate dropped from 6.6 per cent in November of last year, to 6 per cent last month. 

Ameren warns of phone scam

Dec 12, 2014

Ameren Illinois is warning Washington residents of a telephone scam targeting the area.

Dispatch & RI Argus

This week on Midwest Week, why one of this area's largest employers has lost jobs in recent years. And the prospects for getting some of them back.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The switch from war-time to peace-time has affected production and employment on Arsenal Island but officials are optimistic business will pick up. 

New Leader for RDA

Dec 4, 2014
Riverboat Development Authority

 A business consultant from the Quad Cities will be the next president and ceo of the Riverboat Development Authority. This afternoon, the board of directors chose Randy Rathje to replace Mary Ellen Chamberlain, who's retiring.

4th Quarter Earnings 2014 Conference Call, slide #34 / Deere & Company

Deere and Company is already prepared for next year's downturn in agricultural markets. That's according to today's earnings report. 

The long holiday weekend in the Quad Cities will start in the traditional way - with the year-end earnings report from Deere and Company. Its fiscal year ends in October, and results are issued the day before Thanksgiving.

Spending on the military and defense in Illinois supports 150,000 jobs and more than 13 billion dollars worth of economic activity. That's the conclusion of a new study announced today by Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

SouthPark Unveiling

Nov 13, 2014
WVIK Staff

SouthPark Mall shoppers can now enjoy free wi-fi, comfortable seating, and a new children's area. Today in Moline, the mall owner, Macerich, cut a ribbon to celebrate the renovation of the 40 year old mall.

Southpark Grand Opening

Nov 12, 2014
Macerich Company

Seven months after work began, a local landmark will celebrate the completion of its renovations. Thursday morning, Southpark Mall in Moline will hold a ribbon cutting, unveil a new play area, and feature entertainment and give-aways all day.