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After persuading people to embrace what a "cool, creative, connected, and prosperous" place the Quad Cities is, local leaders are reviewing the Q2030 plan.

Herb Trix has more.


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Prices in the Midwest Region increased 2.3% over the last year.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported information about the December Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) earlier this month.

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People who work at Pier 1 Imports in Davenport may get to keep their jobs. According to Business Insider, the company has removed hundreds of stores from its website. And the one in Davenport is NOT one of them. 

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Rock Island is attracting more business, and a handful of new deals should create 200 jobs.

At tonight's city council meeting, aldermen will consider five development agreements worth millions of dollars.

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A group of local investors is giving a Bettendorf manufacturer a new lease on life. Sivyer Steel announced Thursday it has emerged from bankruptcy and was sold in July for $6.5 million in cash. The company had been owned by Milwaukee-based FCF Partners since 1999. Its new name is Sivyer Steel Castings.

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More visitors spent more money in the Illinois Quad Cities last year. The Illinois Office of Tourism recently released its statistics for 2017. Last year, people who visited Rock Island County contributed more than $223 million to the local economy, an increase of 2.7% compared to 2016.

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Unemployment dropped in the Quad Cities in May. The jobless rate fell to 3.5% last month, compared to 4% in May last year.

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Sam's Club in Moline will close later this month, putting about 150 people out of work. It's one of 63 stores across the country Walmart Stores plans to close this month.

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http://www.mmbconf.org/ / Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference

An actor known for playing a postman on the TV show, "Cheers," will remind manufacturers why they are essential. Next week, John Ratzenberger will be the keynote speaker at the first Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference in Bettendorf.

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A company in Sterling is growing very quickly and needs more space. Yesterday, HALO Branded Solutions broke ground on its new, global headquarters in the Meadowlands Business Park.

Heather Sotelo, Executive Director of the Greater Sterling Development Corporation, says HALO began business under the name Lee Wayne in 1953. Currently, the promotional products company employs 275 people and plans to hire 250 more over the next five years.

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