13 Jul2022July 13, 2022
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Through public sculpture the QC’s creative current comes alive

Through public sculpture the QC’s creative current comes alive

QC, that’s where we display our region’s culture and history, quirky originality and creativity within a gallery of sidewalks, alleys and parks. QC, that’s where public art reflects our values, illustrated within vibrant murals and wood and metal sculptures that draw visitors and residents to explore areas once dormant, now fully alive. It is where...

03 May2022May 3, 2022
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It is Small Business Week

It is Small Business Week

Small businesses are the heart of our downtown, giving us a unique personality that keeps people coming back. The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) supports these small businesses through grant programs that spark additional investment and growth. Last year, the DBO launched a Façade Improvement and Commercial Interior Improvement Grant Program in partnership with the City...

05 Apr2022April 5, 2022
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Keep Downtown Beautiful – Cleanup Day 4.27.22

Keep Downtown Beautiful – Cleanup Day 4.27.22

Downtown Bettendorf continues to see tremendous growth with the completion of the I-74 Bridge, full occupancy at The Bridges lofts and completion of the new TBK Bank building; this means more people and more activity Downtown. All of this activity and progress is helping Bettendorf in becoming the gateway to the west and Downtown Bettendorf...

04 Feb2022February 4, 2022
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National Video Debut Highlights Our Momentum

National Video Debut Highlights Our Momentum

Downtown Bettendorf made its newest national debut Friday, Feb. 4, in a video entitled BETTendorf On Downtown! that showcased what people can experience and enjoy throughout this city’s vibrant core. The message the video conveys is just as impactful: Downtown Bettendorf is thriving. “There is real momentum in the downtown and it continues to grow...

04 Dec2021December 4, 2021
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I-74 bridge is driving economic development in downtown Bettendorf

I-74 bridge is driving economic development in downtown Bettendorf

Downtown Bettendorf experienced a period of limited growth for many years due to the impending construction of the new Interstate 74 bridge. At first, it was anticipated the bridge construction could take as long as 10 years and the threat of eminent domain discouraged investment in our urban core. Who would want to run a...

22 Aug2021August 23, 2021
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Local students’ work showcased on new Downtown street banners

Local students’ work showcased on new Downtown street banners

As you drive through Downtown Bettendorf you’ll notice some streetlight banners are adding new pops of color and showing off the creativity of two local high school students and the Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO). During the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, DBO Executive Director Ryan Jantzi was brainstorming for ways to spruce up...

18 Aug2021August 23, 2021
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Building Improvement Grants – Now Available

Buildings in downtown Bettendorf in need of some renovations, a remodel or some sprucing up now can get some financial help through a new grant program managed by the Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO). The DBO now is accepting applications for its new Facade Improvement Grants and Commercial Interior Improvement Grants. Funding is available to any...