Economy & Business news

New Deere Director

Jan 7, 2015
submitted / Deere & Company

A former governor, senator, and secretary of agriculture has joined the board of directors of Deere and Company. 

 This year marks the 25th anniversary of a successful experiment in community promotion and working together. In 1990, organizations in Davenport, Bettendorf, and the Illinois Quad Cities merged to form the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Van Dyke Retires

Dec 30, 2014

A long career in local government will end this week. After 38 years, including the last 18 as economic development director for Bettendorf, Steve Van Dyke is retiring. 

Chamberlin Retires

Dec 30, 2014
Riverboat Development Authority

A key figure in the planning, organizing, implementation, and operation of riverboat gambling in the Quad Cities is going to retire. 

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.