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About the Quad Cities


Advanced manufacturing. Defense. Food and packaging. Logistics. Professional and technical. These industries and more are thriving in the Greater Quad Cities Region, fueling an innovation economy.

The Quad Cities is a busy commercial hub located where Interstate 80 and the Mississippi River intersect along the borders of Illinois and Iowa.

With over 37 million people living within a 300-mile radius of the Quad Cities, businesses In the Q have easy and efficient access to a strong network of suppliers and customers.

The cost of doing business in the Quad Cities is among the lowest in the nation, while our workforce exceeds national averages in quality, stability and productivity.

More than 30,000 businesses, including Deere & Company World Headquarters, 3M, Alcoa, and the Rock Island Arsenal, a major military installation, are already In the Q.

Now it's your turn.

Join us In the Q.

Our interactive map quickly plots the locations of important regional assets including, but not limited to, properties and sites, major employers by sector, laborshed, infrastructure and data lines.
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Logistics Industry
With growing demands to move both products and data across the globe quickly and efficiently, the Quad Cities has the infrastructure in place to serve your needs.
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