10 Sep2020September 10, 2020
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Building momentum, Downtown Bettendorf Organization eyes continued growth

Building momentum, Downtown Bettendorf Organization eyes continued growth

While construction of the new Interstate 74 bridge in the Quad Cities is drawing a lot of attention these days, a new urban destination is quietly rising just beyond the span. Downtown Bettendorf is in the middle of a major transition, and the Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) is on a mission to make the downtown...

20 Feb2020February 20, 2020
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Spotlight On: Bowe Machine Company

Spotlight On: Bowe Machine Company

Business name: Bowe Machine Company Address: 2527 State St., Bettendorf Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Website: bowemachine.com Business description: Founded in 1956 by the late William J. Bowe, Bowe Machine Company started as a one-man, one-room job and contract machine shop. The family-owned business continues to expand and excel in all...

05 Nov2019November 5, 2019
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Strong downtowns are critical for a successful Quad Cities region

Strong downtowns are critical for a successful Quad Cities region

Downtowns deliver significant economic and community impacts across a region, despite being a relatively small share of a city’s overall geography. At its annual conference last week in Baltimore the International Downtown Association (IDA) launched the IDA Vitality Index, a new online tool for benchmarking the vitality of downtowns across the U.S. through measuring three...