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Quad Cities IA & IL


A Great Place to Live, Work, and Play

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities shares a population of 400,000 that includes Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, along with surrounding communities. The Quad Cities is just a few hours from several major metropolitan areas. In addition, the area is a stop along I-80, one of the nation's major cross-country interstates. The region is also served by I-88, I-74, several state highways and the Quad City International Airport in Moline, IL and Davenport Municipal Airport. The Quad Cities mission is to create a prosperous business community made up of a diversified workforce with high-quality skills. It's also is a great place to live with strong school systems, affordable housing, and several universities and colleges. Our residents enjoy shopping, low cost of living and various types of entertainment. Come check out the many opportunities the Quad Cities has to offer!

Business Market

With a diverse and dynamic mix of successful and entrepreneurial businesses, the Quad Cities leads the way in commerce and industry. Enterprises prosper here — everything from multinational corporations to small innovative technology companies to creative retail shops. City and community leaders along with various organizations are extremely committed to dedicating resources and staff to deliver economic growth to the Quad Cities. As the economy continues to move forward, significant growth is occurring in the Quad City region. The Quad Cities has a number of exciting new investments in progress that are attractive reasons to start or move a business to our community. Expansion Management named the Quad Cities the 27th best metro in the U.S. out of 320 metro areas to locate a company. The criteria was based on: Education, Health, Quality of Life, Logistics, Legislative and High Value Labor.

Labor Force

Local labor includes a workforce of 320,000 within a 60 mile radius with an absentee rate around 2%. Almost 30% are college grads and 37% more productive than the national average.

Infrastructure

  • Nearly 40 million consumers within 300 miles.
  • Close proximity to interstate highways 88, 74, 80 (the only cross-country interstate in the country). Trucks up to highway speed within 5 minutes of leaving bays.
  • The Mississippi River offers barge and shipping access to anywhere in the world.

Downtown Districts

Davenport

Downtown Davenport, Iowa contains over one million square feet of commercial, office, and retail space. Around 7,400 professionals from over 250 businesses work in downtown Davenport, Iowa. The city is home to nearly 98,500 people who live, work and prosper within the 66 square miles alongside the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. With a year-round schedule of events, a rich river history, along with unique shops and restaurants, this river town will satisfy every interest and taste. The Festival of Trees, Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, River Roots Live, Brew Ha Ha and the Bix 7 Race are just a few main events that keep visitors coming back to Downtown Davenport year after year. Scenic biking trails and parks offer abundant opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, including the splendor of the riverfront. Downtown Davenport is also home to the Figge Art Museum, the River Center, Adler Theater, and the River Music Experience Museum. The fun and entertainment is endless. Davenport, Iowa relentlessly strives to maintain their slogan of, “Working together to serve you,” and provides a full, high quality life for its citizens.

Moline

Welcome to the ‘centre’ of Downtown Moline, Illinois, where everything is waiting for you. Places such as the John Deere Commons and the i Wireless Center attract hundreds of visitors each year and are increasingly seeing more and more international visitors. Downtown Moline is a popular spot for visitors because of the computer stores, gift and specialty shops, antiques, upscale clothing and variety of casual to fine dining restaurants and night spots. The Quad City Marathon and Race for the Cure are a couple major events hosted by the City of Moline. The Moline Centre Partners Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program is continuously encouraging the preservation and rehabilitation of historically significant structures within downtown Moline. The Plaza at Bass Street Landing (phase one of three) is the latest new development at the bottom of 17th Street along the riverfront. The City of Moline is also working on Streetscape, to create a more pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. Residents can also enjoy a river walk and river front trail which continues east to Bass Street Landing, the newest addition to the downtown development.

Rock Island

Welcome to Rock Island, Illinois located in the Southwest corner of the Quad Cities with easy access to the Rock River and the Mississippi River known for exciting activities and scenic views. The legacy of the earliest settlers in the mid 1800s remains today, evident in the city's still exciting attractions and leisure activities, renovated elegant homes and storefronts. Today, the city houses around 40,000 people and is still surrounded by hard working, adventurous people who know how to have fun. “The District” is a major part of Rock Island’s night life, attracting visitors for events such as The Quad Cities Criterium and the Rock Island Grand Prix. Anyone and everyone can enjoy a weekend in the District of Rock Island, the place for unique food and live entertainment. Throughout the summer various events and concerts crowd the streets between 1st and 4th Avenue. The District has over 16 bars and night clubs in a 4 block area. Enjoy original brewed beer from the Blue Cat Brew Pub, or an old Rock Island style deep dish pizza from Huckleberry’s Great Pizza & Calzones. At night, hop from bar to bar and dance to some great music at the Rock Island Brewing Company. The District of Rock Island also has art stores, plant and flower gardens, and many clothing shops. The public can spend the day, night or whole weekend in the District and have a great time. Enjoy ‘Rock Solid’ Rock Island.

Career Opportunities

We are always looking for world-class professionals to join our dynamic team in the Quad Cities Area. To be considered for any of our positions, please send your cover letter and resume to info@ruhlcommercial.com. We try to respond to all applicants in a timely manner. We appreciate your interest.

Quick Facts

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities shares a population of 400,000 that includes Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, along with surrounding communities. The Quad Cities is just a few hours from several major metropolitan areas. In addition, the area is a stop along I-80, one of the nation's major cross-country interstates. The region is also served by I-88, I-74, several state highways and the Quad City International Airport in Moline, IL and Davenport Municipal Airport. The Quad Cities mission is to create a prosperous business community made up of a diversified workforce with high-quality skills. It's also is a great place to live with strong school systems, affordable housing, and several universities and colleges. Our residents enjoy shopping, low cost of living and various types of entertainment. Come check out the many opportunities the Quad Cities has to offer!