Cost Competitive Utilities in the Quad Cities

The Quad Cities region has the infrastructure to meet your utility needs, with a host of providers offering competitive cost advantage - with electricity rates, for example, provided at up to half the cost over the East or West Coasts.


Utilities here are 30-40% less expensive than larger metro areas. The average price for industrial electricity is 5-6 cents per kWh. The Quad Cities region is served by Alliant Energy, Ameren Illinois, Eastern Iowa Light & Power, Geneseo Municipal, MidAmerican Energy Company, and Muscatine Power & Water.

Natural Gas

The Quad Cities region is served by a multitude of natural gas providers including Aledo Municipal Gas, Alliant EnergyAmeren IllinoisEastern Iowa Light & PowerGeneseo MunicipalMidAmerican Energy Company, and Muscatine Power & Water.


Our fiber optic line is connected to the entire US and the world, with a primary source of fiber running from Chicago to Denver owned by a local company. This allows your business to operate like any business in a larger metropolitan area, but at a fraction of the cost. There are more than 25 local, regional and national Internet Service Providers (ISPs) whose services include broadband cable, fixed and mobile wireless, DSL, ISDN and T1 and T3 lines.


The Quad Cities straddles the Mississippi River which serves as the region’s primary water supply. As such, the region an abundant water supply and in-place capacity to handle both its water and wastewater treatment needs.

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