About the Quad cities:
Over 20,000 businesses call the Quad cities home including the Rock Island Arsenal, John Deere Headquarters, Exelon, Alcoa, and Kraft. With a combined population of almost 400,000, the Quad Cities boasts the excitement of a big city with all the friendliness and hospitality of a small town.
The Quad Cities rest in the central Midwest within a day’s drive of 6 six major metropolitan areas: St. Louis, Omaha, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Des Moines and Chicago. The area contains four counties with a combined labor shed of over 400,000,
The area is rich in natural beauty and boasts active communities in the arts, education and culture. Though growth of the area is steady, it still holds the small town charm of the Midwest while having a highly educated workforce and a plethora of employment opportunities. It makes an ideal community to raise a family and live a vibrant, simple life. A unique blend of metropolitan amenities, Midwest charm and affordable living make the Quad cities so attractive.
In addition to a wealth of employment opportunities, the Quad Cities area boasts a very low cost of living. Overall the area comes in 4.1% lower than the national average, making it very attractive to those looking to relocate to the area. In a survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce Research Association the Quad Cities fell consistently below the national average in all major categories.