Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce wants Illinois and Iowa to help coordinate the reopening of the local economy.

President and CEO, Paul Rumler, says the vast majority of non-essential businesses are ready to reopen with restrictions to protect workers and customers. But so far, the states have responded differently to the pandemic. 

Q2030 Grants Awarded

Feb 7, 2020

Nearly 40 non-profit organizations will receive some extra help, thanks to the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Friday it announced grants totaling 75,000 dollars.

Downtown Bettendorf Organization Launches a SSMID

Jul 24, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

The revitalization of downtown Bettendorf will continue, thanks to the implementation of a SSMID, or Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District. Property and business owners will be taxed $2.75 for every one thousand dollars of property value in order to aesthetically and economically improve downtown.

Amtrak Service Soon?

Jun 5, 2019

Prospects are improving for the advent of passenger rail service between the Quad Cities and Chicago. During the just completed session of the Illinois General Assembly, $225 million was set aside for the proposed Amtrak service that has been in the works for many, many years.

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Rock Island School District  Superintendent, Dr. Mike Oberhaus, will go to work for the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. Today, the chamber announced it's hired Oberhaus as its new Vice President of Finance and Administration. He already announced his retirement next summer.

If the Quad Cities is going to win hundreds of federal jobs, it's going to have to work very hard. On Monday,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it's received 136 "expressions of interest" from 35 states for two programs scheduled to leave the Washington D.C. area next year.

Quad Cities Chamber Announces 2018 Legislative Priorities

Dec 12, 2017
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Local business leaders want state and local government to improve the economy and create a business-friendly climate.  Tuesday, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce announced its 2018 legislative priorities.  

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"2016 was a great year for the Quad Cities." That's what the President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce says about the group's success over the last twelve months.

V.P. of Public Affairs Jason Gordon (right), Pres. & CEO Tara Barney (2nd from right), and others listen at a press conference on Wednesday.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce wants a lot from Santa Claus for 2017. Its public policy and advocacy list includes a budget from Illinois, corporate tax reform from Iowa, money for building infrastructure from the federal government, and much more.

Michelle O'Neill reports on the chamber's legislative priorities.

Q2030 Unveiled

Jun 30, 2016
QC Chamber of Commerce

A new plan to boost the Quad Cities was unveiled Thursday. Led by the Chamber of Commerce, Q2030 is a regional action plan put together by businesses, government, non-profits, and colleges from a six-county region.

Chamber senior vice president Rene Gellerman says after a year and-a-half of meetings and research, they concluded local residents want all these groups to work together.