Economy & Business news

Renters in the Quad Cities are eager for an old school to be renovated into apartments. A couple of developers are working together on the project -- the old Pierce school in the Village of East Davenport.

Deere Earnings Tomorrow

May 21, 2015

Thanks to falling farm income, profits for Deere and Company are expected to continue falling. The farm and construction equipment maker based in the Quad Cities will announce its second quarter results on Friday. 

IDOT Listening Tour Stops in the QC

May 19, 2015

The Quad Cities needs a variety of well-funded transportation alternatives, including railroads, rivers, roads, recreation trails, and air service. That was the message today  in Moline during a stop by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of its state-wide listening tour.

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Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

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.

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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.

Financial District Properties

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.

CVS Groundbreaking in Rock Island

Apr 28, 2015
WVIK Staff

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.  

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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.