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IMA

Editorial: Manufacturing matters to QC

The term manufacturing is such a commonplace part of our economic vernacular that its true economic impact often gets overlooked. Residents of the Quad Cities...
Davenport

Editorial: Davenport’s pivotal ranking

There are a lot of rankings from media and financial companies with dubious methodologies and questionable efficacy. But the recent ranking placing Davenport as...
Fair Oaks Food

Editorial: QC scores big development win

Sometimes economic development efforts can get too cutesy like when the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce decided to get membership payments via the...
golf

Editorial: Midwest vs. Mideast golf

It is nice to bring some attention back to the wholesomeness of Midwest golf with the annual John Deere Classic, which took place at...
Fieldstone

DeWitt welcomes new Fieldstone residential facility

DEWITT, Iowa –  Fieldstone of DeWitt, a new residential community for people 55 and older, opened its doors to residents on Tuesday, June 28. Fieldstone...
Illinois

Editorial: Illinois exodus

The Quad Cities region works best when both Iowa and Illinois are seen as pro-business and pro-growth. The recent departure of blue chip corporation headquarters...
SouthPark Mall

Editorial: A creative, calculated gamble by SouthPark Mall

In 2021, the New York Times reported that some 1,150 enclosed malls in America had closed their doors since the heyday of giant shopping...
This artist’s rendering illustrates one potential concept for a proposed Bison Bridge on the old Interstate 80 bridge. CREDIT BISON BRIDGE FOUNDATION

Editorial: the Bison Bridge is an odd concept with real possibility

At first blush the Bison Bridge concept is strange. Very strange. Why would anyone put a herd of bison on a deteriorating bridge across...
Grow Clinton

Editorial: Grow Clinton is the right approach

We were pleased to learn that Clinton consolidated its various economic development groups: the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Regional Development (CRDC)...

Editorial: Iowa Caucuses need Obama

We were disappointed that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) no longer guarantees that Iowa will be the first in the nation in the presidential...

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