With so much to offer families, young professionals, businesses and visitors, it’s no surprise the U.S. Conference of Mayors named Davenport one of America’s most livable small cities. It’s an honor proudly shared with our sister city of Rock Island, one of the municipalities in the growing Quad Cities.
Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, the Quad-City area is the site where two states are joined by the mighty Mississippi River. Our blossoming community, comprised of Davenport and Bettendorf on the Iowa side of the river and Moline/East Moline and Rock Island on the Illinois side, has long been a premier setting for business and industry, as well as a prime location for both tourism and residential living. Today, Davenport and the region are experiencing major growth with company expansions, new businesses, and added cultural and recreational opportunities. The increasing dynamism of our impressive waterfront alone is transforming.
Perhaps one of the Quad-City’s most cherished assets is our highly skilled workforce that can compete against any market in the world. Our excellent public and private schools provide unmatched education to students from pre-school through graduate studies and are recognized on a national basis for their impressive learning environments.
DavenportOne plays a key role in growing the business community by fostering an environment that results in the attraction of more people, jobs and investment to the Quad-City area. As the largest Chamber of Commerce in the Quad Cities, DavenportOne takes pride in serving the businesses and residents in our community.
A strong partnership between our organization’s 1,200 member businesses, our elected officials and other local organizations has created a progressive community. A testament to this is the recent recognition received by the mayors of Davenport and Rock Island for their mayoral leadership in developing and executing programs geared towards the improvement of the quality of life in the area. Both mayors received the esteemed 2007 City Livability Award from the United States Conference of Mayors for their partnership in the highly-acclaimed RiverVision plan, a unique bi-state effort designed to create one of the most spectacular riverfronts in the nation.
We hope you enjoy browsing through the pages of this guide, which is filled with some of the many highlights one can experience when visiting or relocating to our beautiful area. There is much to explore, discover and celebrate in Davenport and the Quad Cities. Who knows, you may come for a day and stay for a lifetime. Enjoy!
DavenportOne President & CEO