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  • MOVING BIG IDEAS INTO ACTION2014 | 2015

    DRIVING ECONOMIC GROWTH

    FOSTERING A COOL COMMUNITY

    DELIVERING VALUE TO MEMBERS

    CREATING A VISION FOR THE QUAD CITIES

    15 290 PARTICIPANTS NETWORKING & COLLABORATINGMEETUPS

    12

    58

    $250

    189

    891

    3,589

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEALS

    STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT

    ENDORSEMENTS

    NEW JOBS

    ON-LINE COMMUNITY SURVEY PARTICIPANTS

    The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub helps manufacturers diversify, grow, and stay competitive amid disruptive technology.

    GROWING OUR TARGET INDUSTRIES

    Taking Care of Business Campaign

    CONNECTING MEMBERS TO MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

    INCREASING INVESTMENT

    AND PROSPERITY IN THE REGION

    Quad Cities Venture School Teams of entrepreneurs testing their business model over 6 weeks.

    Ignite Quad Cities

    BUILDING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE

    INCREASING INVESTMENTS

    REPRESENTING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR

    124

    127

    129

    1,322

    495

    $434

    BUSINESS INTERVIEWS RESULTING IN

    RIBBON CUTTINGS & GROUND BREAKINGS

    JOBS

    B2B REFERRALS

    2,008 89%CHAMBER MEMBERS RETENTION RATE104 REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL MEMBERS113

    $1.2

    5,050

    75

    EVENTS

    MILLION

    PEOPLE

    VOLUNTEERS

    COMPANIES ASSISTED

    MILLION IN NEW INVESTMENT

    PROACTIVE OUTREACH

    CELEBRATING SUCCESS

    The Quad Cities Chamber is providing the backbone support for the launch of Q2030: A Regional Action plan, a bold collaborative effort aimed at leveraging the extraordinary opportunities for the region to prosper, work and grow.

    Advocating for a more competitive and collaborative environment:

    Rock Island County Government Reform

    Secured Funding for QC to DC Direct Flight

    Secured Funding to Improve State of Iowa Infrastructure

    REGIONAL VISION STATEMENT

    The Quad Cities region is recognized globally in 2030 for growing and attracting talent and businesses, is energized by a diverse and culturally rich community, inspires innovation, and embraces lifelong learning.

    COOL PLACESCREATIVE PEOPLE

    CONNECTED REGION PROSPEROUS ECONOMY

    Unveiled Downtown Western Gateway Vision

    DOWNTOWN DAVENPORT PARTNERSHIP MOLINE CENTRE

    19 $44 $80171

    NEW, RETAINED, OR EXPANDED BUSINESSES

    PEOPLE AT 2014 RIVER ROOTS LIVE

    MILLION INVESTED

    MILLION UNDER CONSTRUCTION

    NEW MARKET RATE APARTMENTS

    20,000 +

    ADVOCATING AT OUR CAPITOLS

    35PEOPLE TO

    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    43 PEOPLE TO DES MOINES, IOWA 43 PEOPLE TO SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

    Bolstered community pride through #TagtheQC social media campaign

    Recruited Uber to the Quad Cities

    Hosted InternQC to attract future workforce

    YPQC: YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF THE QUAD CITIES

    32

    14

    131,780

    $12.8EVENTS

    NEW OR EXPANDED BUSINESSES

    EVENTS

    MILLION INVESTED

    PEOPLE