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Quad Cities: Advancing Technology to Feed the World

The demand to feed a growing world population continues to increase, and there’s no workforce better suited for the challenge than that in the Quad Cities region. With the 3rd highest concentration of manufacturing and production workers in the country, coupled with our close proximity to major markets, multi-modal transportation networks, access to raw goods and an abundant water supply, the Quad Cities is an ideal location for companies focused on agricultural innovation.

Key Regional Advantages:

  • 20 interstates and federal and state highways
  • Over 200 local, regional, and national motor carriers and over 60 truck terminals
  • 3 Class I railways, 1 Short Line Railroad
  • 46 public and private barge terminals
  • One international airport and seven general aviation airports
  • Five roadway bridges over the Mississippi River
  • Newly designated certified site
  • Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub, a service to help manufacturers grow, diversify, and stay competitive
  • Power rates in the lowest 20% in the nation
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • Laborshed of 588,000
  • 40 colleges and universities within a 90-mile radius
  • 37 million people living within a 300-mile radius
Firms like Deere & Company, Archer Daniels Midland, Nestle Purina, and Kraft Heinz are innovating to feed the world all right here in the Quad Cities, and your business can too. Call 563.322.1706 for more information.
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