Paul Rumler

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Local businesses are not happy with Illinois lawmakers who may increase the minimum wage. The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has joined other groups in the state that oppose raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, over four to six years.

Rumler to Lead QC Chamber

Mar 12, 2018
submitted / Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

The new leader of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will not need much time to get oriented to the job and this area. Monday the chamber announced the hiring of Paul Rumler to be the president and ceo, starting next month.

Using a grant from the Department of Defense, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will work with the University of Illinois on a study of the military and its impact on the state. The goal is to help companies and communities handle fluctuations in defense spending.

Paul Rumler, chief economic development officer for the chamber, says the first step is to put together an "asset map" of all the military installations and contracts in Illinois.


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.

Amazon plans to open a warehouse and distribution facility in Illinois next year, and Quad Cities business leaders hope our area will be chosen.