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A message from Q2030 Director, Greg Aguilar

Alisha Espey | November 1st, 2018

18 years ago we were wrapping up the year 2000, it does not seem that long ago yet here we are. So much has happened in the last 18 years. Back in 2000, smart phones did not exist, yet today they have become our greatest personal communication tool that has normalized the selfie and can…read more

Sherrard students share their visions for our regions future

Alisha Espey | November 1st, 2018

Guest submission by Rhys Fullerlove President – Board of Education, Sherrard Community Unit School District In April, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted the Quad Cities Big Table, a forum to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and inspire collaborative action across the region. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, students from the Sherrard High School…read more

Q2030 in Action: One Human Family QCA unveils “welcoming business” signs

Jack Cullen | October 30th, 2018

As this election year winds down, One Human Family QCA is distributing new signs in the business community that aim to set a friendly, apolitical tone throughout the Quad Cities region. The fliers are designed for businesses that welcome all people and happily serve all customers. Interested leaders of organizations may tape to the door…read more

Q2030 in Action: Hardworking family man headlines historic boxing event at Rhythm City Casino Resort

ampadmin | October 4th, 2018

The headliner of Saturday’s professional boxing event at Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport still has to shed a few pounds before he enters the ring for his first bout since February. Limberth “Limbo” Ponce, 27, decided to take a break from fighting for about six months to spend more time with his wife and…read more

Let’s Act: Quad Cities Big Table Results Announced

Jillian McCleary | July 24th, 2018

On April 20 and 21, over 5,000 people from throughout the Quad Cities region gathered in small groups through the Quad Cities Big Table, an initiative organized by Q2030. Following the event, 1,714 people took a survey conducted by the third-party firm called Lextant to indicate issues their groups identified as potential ways to improve…read more

You’ve got to see this video made by teens in the QC

ampadmin | May 29th, 2018

Two different crews of Fresh Films teens went around the community to film at various Big Table events. Fresh Films uses the lens of film to build confidence, technical and college/career readiness skills like collaboration and creative thinking. Local teens work on-set rotating through all film positions for films, TV shows, and documentaries. Check out…read more

Steps to take after the #QCBigTable

ampadmin | May 29th, 2018

Last month, over 5,000 Quad Citizens came together in conversations across the region to talk about what matters to us and what we can do individually and collectively to make our community even better and stronger. Conversations were filled with inspiration, challenges, innovation and encouragement. So, now what? Listed below are six ways you can…read more

Equity at work, and in life

ampadmin | March 19th, 2018

By Kent Pilcher President, Estes Construction Tri-Chair, Q2030 Regional Action Plan I used to view diversity as icing on the cake. As the president of Estes Construction in Davenport, I value the talent and voices that a diverse workforce brings, and I’ll admit, have also struggled at times to attract and retain people from all…read more

Quad Cities Big Table Coming April 20 – 21

Jillian McCleary | February 19th, 2018

About Quad Cities Big Table We know that big ideas can spring from a small conversation.  It’s a proven reality that people invest in what they create. The Quad Cities Big Table is a forum to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and inspire collaborative action across the region. On Friday, April 20th and Saturday,…read more

There’s strength in “The Quad Cities”

ampadmin | November 14th, 2017

“The Quad Cities.” It sounds strong. It sounds united. It sounds like a place you would want to be. It’s one of the reasons IMEG, one of the country’s largest engineering and design consulting firms headquartered in Rock Island, Illinois, now markets itself as from Quad Cities. “Talking about our region as the Quad Cities…read more