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...

14 Oct2019October 14, 2019
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Downtown Bettendorf Organization elects board of directors

Downtown Bettendorf Organization elects board of directors

The Downtown Bettendorf Organization (DBO), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, has announced its new board of directors who will help provide input on the strategic direction of the new organization. Board members consist of property and business owners within the Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) as well as downtown Bettendorf SSMID contributors. They...

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...