Another month, another drop in unemployment in the Quad Cities. Figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the rate fell from 5.2 per cent in October of last year, to 4.1 per cent last month.
The new defense bill may bring more business and people to the Rock Island Arsenal. That's the goal of a key provision sponsored by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos from East Moline, to require the military to first use space at existing bases and facilities before going elsewhere.
After being battered for three years in a row by a global farm recession and weak construction markets, this year should be a welcome improvement for John Deere. The maker of farm and construction equipment based in Moline is scheduled to release its report Wednesday for the fiscal year that ended October 31st.
The world's largest truck stop is remodeling and expanding. The Iowa 80 Truckstop, at Walcott along I-80 in eastern Iowa, has started a 10 million dollar project to expand the food court and add more retail space.
Quad-City Times business reporter Jennifer DeWitt discusses the factors causing declining passenger traffic at the Quad City Airport.
It was another "down" month for the Quad City Airport as passenger traffic dropped 9 percent in September compared to the same month a year ago. For the this year so far, traffic has fallen 10 percent.