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Bowlers Boost QC Economy

Feb 3, 2017
Iowa State USBC

During the next three months, thousands of bowlers will give a welcome boost to the Quad Cities economy. The 100th Annual Iowa State USBC Bowling Tournament begins this weekend in Davenport.

Ten X Auctions

Now that it has new owners, residents of Galesburg are wondering what will happen to the Sandburg Mall - a once busy retail hub in Knox County that's mostly empty now.

Profits rose slightly for Lee Enterprises during the first quarter of its fiscal year. Thursday the provider of local news and advertising based in Davenport, and owner of the Quad City Times, reported earnings of 12.4 million dollars in the quarter ending in December.

State Help for Sterilite

Jan 20, 2017

The state of Iowa wants to help a Massachusetts-based company build a new plant in the Quad Cities. Friday the board of the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved assistance for Sterilite Corporation.

QC Food Hub Re-opens

Jan 13, 2017

A store in Davenport that features locally-grown food will re-open Friday after extensive remodeling. The Food Hub in the Freight House along River Drive will hold a ribbon cutting.

MidAmerican Energy will host a job fair in Moline today to start filling more than 70 customer service positions. 

Sam Dunklau

Over 50 local businesses are asking residents to take a vacation this weekend in the Quad Cities. The Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its 16th annual "Be A Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend" beginning on January 13.

Screenshot of Arconic Jetson ad. Note the new logo on the building.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37waZeR4isc / Arconic

If you haven't seen this ad on YouTube yet, check it out. Alcoa's Davenport Works is now the Arconic Davenport Works. And the visuals in the video look nothing like the aluminum plant located in Riverdale, Iowa. 

The company hired Director Justin Lin for the project. He's directed and/or produced four of the Fast and Furious films. Even if you don't follow Alcoa and Arconic, fans of the Jetson's television show might get a kick out of it.

Arconic is scheduled to report quarterly earnings on Jan. 31st.

WVIK News

A new plant and hundreds of new jobs are in the works for Davenport. If all goes according to plan, Sterilite Corporation will start producing plastic housewares next year.

The nuclear power plant in Cordova, IL
Exelon

"2016 was a great year for the Quad Cities." That's what the President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce says about the group's success over the last twelve months.

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