A Growing Commerce Base
Eldridge and the North Scott area offer a dynamic environment to start, relocate or expand a business or industry. The local workforce is among the best trained, best educated and most productive in the nation. Business-friendly government policies also assist businesses in their development. In fact, the City of Eldridge offers a full range of incentives and participates in all state tax programs — including TIF districts, property tax abatement and infrastructure grants.
The Eldridge commercial park is only five minutes from the Davenport Airport and Interstate 80. Eldridge attracts businesses that want small-town comfort and big-city convenience. A wide variety of businesses prosper in Eldridge — including a weekly newspaper, a local phone company, and many retail and service-oriented businesses.
Larger employers in the area (extending to the Quad Cities) include VonHoffmann, Olsen Engineering, Kraft Foods, John Deere and Company, Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), and Genesis Medical Center.
Much of Scott County is also home to fertile and valuable farmland, where row crops and livestock build a strong agricultural economy. The combination of river access and agricultural production allows the agriculture industry in the area to continue to flourish.