Chamber Launches New Vision: Q2030: A Regional Action Plan
"Q2030" is a phrase you may hear a lot in the coming weeks. Thursday morning in Moline, the Quad City Chamber of Commerce announced its new vision for the future, Q2030: A Regional Action Plan. Fifty-six local leaders served on the chamber's Regional Opportunities Council, and spent a year developing the plan.
Sam Allen, Chair and CEO of Deere and Company, called on residents, businesses, governments, schools, and others to work together implementing it.
Several years ago, Steve Bahls, the President of Augustana College, played a key role during the consolidation of the Bettendorf, Davenport, and Illinois Quad Cities chambers. He says Q2030 is the first, truly regional plan for the whole community.
Scott County Administrator, Dee Bruemmer, says one goal is to create a prosperous economy. But it must include everyone.
Other goals of Q2030: A Regional Action Plan are to: Create good jobs to attract and retain young people. Provide cool places to work and play. Connect people and organizations to save money and time, plus improve attitudes and perceptions.