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...

30 Apr2021May 11, 2021
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Be Downtown 2021 event features bands, bags, bites & beverages

The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO) will once again present its “Be Downtown” event from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 5, in downtown Bettendorf. Located in the City of Bettendorf’s parking lot at 15th and State Streets, this free, family-friendly event will feature multiple bags tournaments with cash prizes, live outdoor music, food and...

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...

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...

09 Aug2018October 11, 2019
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A Vibrant Downtown

A Vibrant Downtown

A vibrant downtown is the heartbeat of a city where people come to visit, shop, live, and play. Downtown Bettendorf is in the middle of a major transition – a transition highlighted by the new I-74 Bridge that will lead to a more vibrant downtown if we work together and build a strong central heart...