Why Quad Cities?

Our location in the heart of the Midwest along the Mississippi River and interstates I-80, I-88 and I-74 is superior. Our bi-state transportation network makes it easy for companies to efficiently move goods and services throughout the world by barge, rail, air or interstate. Our cost of doing business is among the lowest in the nation, as is our cost of living.

The Quad Cities metro area includes the communities and surrounding areas of Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. More than 27,000 businesses including John Deere World Headquarters, Alcoa, Kraft, Exelon and a major military installation - the Rock Island Arsenal - call the Quad Cities home. 

There are 40 colleges and universities within a 90-mile (144.84 km) radius of the Quad Cities. Divided evenly between Illinois and Iowa, the educational institutions include 12 community colleges, two public four-year universities, two public university satellite campuses and 24 private colleges, universities and institutions of higher learning.

The region's beautiful surroundings and commitment to education, art and culture make it a preferred place for family living - assuring a growing, vibrant and well-educated workforce.

Relocation or expansion, our team of economic development professionals stands ready to serve your needs in the Quad Cities.

Contact us today! Call 563.327.0160 to reach our economic development team.