Economy & Business news

Kevin Schmidt, submitted / Mississippi River Distilling Company

The Mississippi River Distilling Company, and its customers, are enjoying the perks of Iowa's reformed liquor law. Co-owner of the LeClaire business, Garrett Burchett, served on the task force that worked out details of the law which went into effect early this month.

submitted / Strategic Behavioral Health

A Tennessee-based company plans to build a psychiatric hospital in Bettendorf after persuading a state council to approve it. Last week, the Iowa Health Facilities Council voted 4 to 1 to give Strategic Behavioral Health permission to provide mental health services from a new, 72-bed hospital.

submitted / Iowa Workforce Development

Iowa Workforce Development says last month, Dubuque gained 700 jobs compared to June of last year. The agency says number of seasonal job losses was light and that helped boost job growth.

QC Chamber of Commerce

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will soon start looking for a new leader. Friday  Tara Barney announced her resignation, in her words, "to pass the torch to new leadership."

Quad City Airport

Traffic dropped 10 per cent at the Quad City Airport in June, continuing a trend that began in January. All four airlines carried fewer people last month, and only one reports a small increase since the beginning of the year.

City of Davenport

A public hearing set for Wednesday night on plans for a new Costco store in Davenport has been postponed. But the city council will set aside time anyway for public comments. 

After years of planning and waiting, Davenport's Transload Terminal in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center could open later this summer. Recently the city council approved leasing it to a company called Savage Davenport Railroad that would operate the short, rail connection to tracks owned by the Canadian Pacific.

Quad Cities mayors, business leaders and school kids gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of a $57 million sports complex in Bettendorf.

Buyer for QC Landmark

Jun 29, 2017

A multi-site, multi-state church in the Quad Cities is expanding. Thursday Heritage Church announced plans to buy the former Kone building in downtown Moline, known for its iconic test tower along the riverfront.