Economy & Business news

Villas at College Hill

Mar 24, 2015
WVIK Staff

City officials hope the completion of three new homes in Rock Island will encourage more construction. This afternoon, a ribbon cutting was held at the Villas at College Hill, across 30th Street from Augustana College.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A company known for river cruises in Europe, Asia, Egypt, and Russia plans to start offering trips on the Upper Mississippi River. This morning, the Senior Vice President of Finance for Viking River Cruises visited Davenport, toured the Figge Art Museum, and listened to the mayor and others talk about what the Quad Cities has to offer passengers.

Simons Raises Its Offer

Mar 20, 2015

The offer has been raised for the company that owns two malls in the Quad Cities. 

  Unemployment in the Quad Cities rose after Christmas, but was still significantly lower than a year ago. 

Macerich Says No to Simon

Mar 17, 2015

Macerich has rejected a $16 billion hostile bid from Simon Property Group and has adopted a ``poison pill'' defense to avert any takeover. 

Staff from the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau spent the weekend in Saint Charles, Missouri, watching the Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball tournament. One year from now, the tournament will be held here, at the I Wireless Center in Moline.

WVIK Staff

The former owner of Southpark and Northpark malls in the Quad Cities is trying to buy the current owner. Simon Property Group has launched a hostile bid worth about $16 billion for Macerich Company. The two mall owners and operators are among the largest in the US. 

UnityPoint Health

A long career in health care will end next year. UnityPoint Health has announced president and chief executive officer Bill Leaver will retire in January.

Nuclear Plant Refueling

Mar 2, 2015

One of the two nuclear reactors just north of the Quad Cities has stopped generating electricity. Unit One at the Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova was taken off-line this morning for scheduled re-fueling and maintenance.

Mercer-Muscatine C. Revolv Loan Fund

Construction could start later this year on a new, high-end hotel and convention center in downtown Muscatine. Today members of the Mercer-Muscatine County Revolving Loan Fund approved some help for the 41 million dollar project - the Stanley Hotel and Convention Center.