Local Partners

City of Moline Planning & Development Dept.

Assists existing businesses in their expansion efforts and recruits new businesses to complement the current business mix, broadening and diversifying the tax base within the City of Moline.

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Bi-State Regional Commission

To serve as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and delivery of regional programs and to assist member local governments in planning and project development.

Global Communities

Global Communities is funded by the John Deere Foundation in Moline. The Floreciente neighborhood was chosen for this program because of its proximity to two John Deere facilities. Global Communities is engaging residents of the Floreciente community of Moline to reinvigorate the historic neighborhood and improve the quality of life of its residents.

Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to support, promote and enhance the growth and success of our local businesses and to leverage the community's assets, contributions and unique Hispanic Cultural identity to generate new business.

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MetroLINK strives to provide the Quad Cities with more transportation choices and the latest in technological innovation.

Moline Centre Main Street

Moline Centre Main Street is a Main Street initiative incorporating the ideas and guidance of the national Main Street program to create a downtown that is the hub of community life.

Moline-Coal Valley School District

Moline-Coal Valley School District No. 40 makes a commitment to every student that each will reach
his/her full potential both academically and socially, thereby creating productive and responsible citizens who are life-long learners.

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Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce

Organization of businesses and other entities committed to creating a vibrant Illinois Quad City Region economy with a primary purpose to function as an agent of change to advocate and support economic growth.

Quad-Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Quad Cities rests on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River and share a population of 400,000. The region is made up of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa; Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois; and surrounding communities.

Quad-Cities First

Q-C First is the successor organization to the Quad-City Development Group.

Quad City International Airport

The Quad City International Airport in Moline, IL (MLI), services dozens of daily flights with 4 airlines to 10 hub/connecting cities.

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities

With an outstanding, diverse faculty and staff committed to multicultural and international education, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study to students from Illinois, across the nation, and around the world.


State Partners

Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Charged with enhancing Illinois' economic competitiveness by providing technical and financial assistance to businesses, local governments, workers and families.

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Intersect Illinois


Intersect Illinois is dedicated exclusively to
increasing Illinois’ competitiveness
for job creation and investment.


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FARM Illinois

The Food and Agriculture Roadmap for Illinois (FARM Illinois) is a statewide association organized to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated 21st-century strategic plan for food and agriculture in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Transportation

Every day, IDOT strives to design and maintain a world class transportation system that enhances safety and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors by reducing congestion and increasing mobility.

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Illinois Economic Development Association

TThe Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) is a statewide professional economic development association that supports advocacy, education and collaboration to enhance Illinois’ global competitiveness.

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Illinois Enterprise Zone Association

The IEZA (Illinois Enterprise Zone Association) is a coalition of enterprise zone officials, economic development professionals, state and local government, business, labor and community groups, partnering together to promote, strengthen and enhance the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program.

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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) operates 56 historic sites and memorials from U.S. Grant's home in Galena to the Kincaid Mounds near Unionville covering more than 10,000 years of Illinois History.

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Illinois Housing Development Authority

In 1967, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) was created as a self-supporting authority by the state legislature to finance quality affordable housing across Illinois.

Illinois Manufacturers' Association

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) is a nonprofit trade association for Illinois manufacturers. Founded in 1893, the IMA is the oldest and largest statewide manufacturing trade association in the United States.


Illinois Municipal League

The Illinois Municipal League is the formal voice for Illinois municipalities. The League was founded in 1913 and has worked continuously for the benefit of municipalities, promoting competence and integrity in administration of municipal government.

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Illinois Tax Increment Association

Established in 1987, the Illinois Tax Increment Association is a public-private, not-for-profit organization whose membership consists of municipalities and other governmental entities, corporations, partnerships, associations and individuals engaged in or interested in tax increment finance and economic development.

Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois inspires people to save historic places that matter. Emerging from the fight to save the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, today Landmarks Illinois is a statewide nonprofit organization serving thousands of members, real estate professionals, property owners and policymakers. We provide expertise, funding and inspiration to individuals, corporations and communities across Illinois.

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National Partners

International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession.

Council of Development Finance Agencies

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing hundreds of public, private and non-profit development entities.

Department of Commerce

The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers.

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Department of Labor

The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers.


Department of Transportation

The DOT serves the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

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Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels.


Federal Rail Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was created by the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. It is one of ten agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation concerned with intermodal transportation.

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Federal Transit Authority

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems. The FTA is one of ten modal administrations within the DOT.