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...

15 Nov2021December 6, 2021
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Deck the Downtowns

Deck the Downtowns

Deck the Downtowns promotions start November 18, 2021 to encourage you to eat, drink, shop and be merry in Downtown Bettendorf. Deck the Downtowns Bett on Downtown Bettendorf for the Holidays where you’ll find: Downtown Gift Guide: Downtown Bettendorf offers plenty of gift ideas to furnish your dream home. Along with great places to eat,...

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...