Food & Packaging
The Quad Cities has a history of being on the cutting edge of the food and packaging industry. The bread slicer was invented in Davenport, Iowa, and one of the world’s leading agricultural firms, Deere & Company, was founded and remains headquartered in Moline, Illinois. Here, heritage and innovation are blended to create an environment where food and packaging companies thrive.
Food and packaging companies in the Quad Cities benefit from access to raw materials, an abundant water supply of 36 billion gallons per day, and a strong supporting value chain.
- Quick access to rail, barge, highway and air.
- The Quad Cities is within a 5-hour truck drive of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Indianapolis and Omaha, and within a day’s drive of most of the U.S. business population and parts of Canada
- The Quad Cities is within 300 miles of 37 million people
- Situated on the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities has an abundant water supply. The river, which flows 36 billion gallons of water per day, is our primary water source.
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