Today, Renew Moline, is an award-winning, non-profit economic development organization devoted to working with the City of Moline on riverfront and other development.  A community of approximately 44,000 and the home to the worldwide headquarters of Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, is nestled near the center of the bi-state region known as the Quad Cities.  This metropolitan region of nearly 400,000 residents lies three hours to the west of Chicago and sits at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and the Mississippi River.


Renew Moline is the link between non-profits; elected officials and staff; regional and state economic development partners; local businesses; and development oriented entities interested in investment in Moline.  Through those relationships, development planning and visioning comes to fruition.  The organization provides professional services with a primary focus on coordinating private land development investments and working to secure public improvements to enhance those developments.  Partnering with the City of Moline, the city’s comprehensive plan implementation, especially as it relates to the riverfront, is Renew Moline’s priority.


Renew Moline assists developers and businesses by designing and managing development strategies through a Project Management Team and Design Build Management Team  process.



Renew Moline is the non-profit economic development entity

planning for the
future; facilitating development;

connecting resources and people; and

advocating for public policies and programs

in order to realize opportunities for continued investment in

and repositioning of Moline, Illinois' riverfront

into the place to live, work, play and learn.



Some examples of ways we do this include:

  Master Planning (Vision, Land Use, Economic Concepts)
Land Acquisition / Assembly
Environmental Analysis
Public Improvements
Land and Streetscape Design
Architectural Design
Gap Financing
Governmental Advocacy
Private Sector Support and Advocacy


Moline Centre at night



The following are examples of services provided by Renew Moline:


1. Conduct initial project assessment to determine if the development concept "fits" with the Moline Centre Plan and present to Project Management Team (PMT).


2. With the City of Moline, establish and facilitate a Design, Build, Management Team (DBMT) that is customized and tailored for each development.  DBMTs will address project scope and function, character of use, site planning, integration with surrounding development,  and supportive public improvements.


3. Identify and secure economic development resources such as TIF, grants, tax credits and low-interests loans to aid in project implementation and success.


4. Provide design development services in the areas of architecture, landscape, streetscape, signage, and lighting.


5. Manage project through the design and construction phases including significant fast-tracking where necessary.


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About Us

Renew Moline, Inc. is an award-winning, non-profit economic development organization devoted to the development of the City of Moline.

Moline is part of the greater Quad City Region located west of Chicago at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and the Mississippi River.  The City is also home to the worldwide headquarters of John Deere.

This organization was established in 1989 as Moline was rebounding from an agricultural depression that severely impacted the Quad Cities costing more than 23,000 jobs.  The riverfront and downtown business district was devastated by the loss of merchants, residents, and pedestrian traffic.  This resulted in underutilized land and deteriorating buildings further causing a decline in property values.

A group of dedicated business and civic leaders formed coalition to "renew" Moline.  The task of this public/private partnership was to create jobs, expand Moline's tax base, and return the vibrancy to Moline's downtown.

The outcome of this effort was the creation of Renew Moline, Inc.  This group of dedicated businesses and individuals is committed to working in partnership with the City of Moline to implement the "Moline Centre Plan."

The successful implementation of the Moline Centre Plan will ensure that the entire community will grow and thrive in concert with the downtown and Mississippi Riverfront, now known as Moline Centre.

Since 1989, this partnership has facilitated over $400 million of public and private investments that significantly eliminated blight and substantially revitalized Moline Centre, fast becoming a national model as a place to live, work, and play.