The first casino in the Iowa Quad Cities to break ground on land is the Isle of Capri. This morning in Bettendorf, President and CEO Virginia McDowell operated a bright yellow, John Deere backhoe to dig a big hole in the courtyard.
Twenty-five local companies will recruit new employees this week in Moline. The Quad Cities Corporate Partners and the Disability Employment Network will host the 22nd Annual Career Fair for People with Disabilities.
Two years, and 16 million dollars later, a nearly 100 year old building in the middle of downtown Davenport is ready to start a new life. This afternoon, city officials and Financial District Properties held a ribbon cutting at the Union Arcade.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) is looking for ways to ensure women are treated more fairly in the workplace. On Monday she held a meeting with women business leaders in Galesburg as part of what she's calling a week-long women’s economic security tour. Tuesday she'll visit the communities of Peoria and Cuba.
Construction will begin Monday in Rock Island, where an old elementary school used to be. Today the city and the school district helped CVS break ground for a new store, on 18th Avenue. It's the former site of Audubon Elementary School which closed in 2010, and was demolished last year.
Business is good for commercial realtors, banks, developers, and landlords in the Quad Cities. That was part of the message Thursday morning in Bettendorf, as NAI Ruhl Commercial Company presented its annual report on the local real estate market.
One bridge project is done, and one is now underway, but Quad Cities residents can look forward to more bridge work and traffic delays, at least through the summer. That was the report Tuesday to the transportation technical committee of the Bi-State Regional Commission.