Quad Cities First - Iowa

Liz Murray Tallman

Chief Economic Development Officer

331 West Third Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
Phone : 563-823-2654
Toll-free : N/A
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Targeted Industries

•   Aerospace & Defense
•   Alternative Energy & Fuels
•   Automotive
•   Back Office/Call Centers/Data Centers
•   Bio & Pharmaceuticals
•   Food & Agriculture Related
•   Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution
•   Metals
•   Plastics
•   Retail
•   Technology/R&D

About Quad Cities First - Iowa

The Quad Cities is a six-county, bi-state region known for its affordability, access to market, and an incomparable, diverse workforce.  Our centralized region, the only place where the Mississippi River and Interstate 80 intersect, offers multimodal transportation options, affording easy, cost-effective access to domestic and international markets.

Located 2 ½ hours west of Chicago, 37 million people live within a 300 mile radius of the Quad Cities. The Quad Cities region is home to Fortune 500 corporations such John Deere & Company, 3M and Alcoa, along with the Rock Island Arsenal, a major military installation. These major employers are joined by 30,000 additional businesses, creating a robust and growing economy. The Quad Cities is a vibrant community with a labor force of 588,000 people.


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