Economic Development:

Rock Island County

Economic Development

"A great place to live, work and play," describes the sense of community in the Quad City area. Located in the heart of the Midwest along the scenic Mississippi River, Rock Island County offers businesses a site centrally located, progressive in economic policies, and smart about future development. Businesses also have the advantage of a great quality of life for their employees. A quality of life that means a ten minute commute to work, countless recreational activities, and the ability to take an afternoon trip to a major downtown to see a show or a game. These are just some of the reasons why Rock Island County is more than just a great place to visit!

  • Rock Island County is part of the Quad City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), located in northwestern Illinois on the Illinois/Iowa border.
  • The Quad City International Airport services the area with daily passenger service.
  • Interstate highway systems provide easy access to Chicago, Des Moines, St. Louis and Minneapolis.
  • Rail and Barge service.
Rock Island County Illinois

Economic Development Contacts:

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Charles Capan
221 First Street
P. O. Box 789
Andalusia IL 61232
(309) 798-2334

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Nick Gottwalt
106 First Avenue
P. O. Box 426
Carbon Cliff IL 61239-0426
(309) 792-8235

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Annette Ernst
900 First Street
P. O. Box 105
Coal Valley IL 61240
(309) 799-3604

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Darin Girdler
915 16th Avenue
East Moline IL 61244
(309) 752-1597

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Steve Seiver
405 East First Street
Milan IL 61264
(309) 787-8506

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Ray Forsythe
619 16th Street
Moline IL 61265
(309) 797-0708

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Donald Johnson
120 South Main Street
Port Byron IL 61275
(309) 523-3705

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Marjorie Dolan
1204 Fourth Avenue
P. O. Box 134
Rapids City IL 61278
(309) 496-2321

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1528 Third Avenue
Rock Island IL 61201
(309) 732-2920

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Jim Grafton
1040 First Avenue
Silvis IL 61282
(309) 792-4804

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Economic Development
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
County Board Office - Third Floor
 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201-8624

Phone: (309) 558-3605      Fax: (309) 786-4473      Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday