Economic Development

Rock Island County Location"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

See a list of economic development contacts from various villages and cities in Rock Island County.