Monday, July 20 2015
Quad Cities, IA/IL -- The Quad Cities region now has one more advantage to offer growing companies: development ready sites. The Eastern Iowa Industrial Center, a 185 acre site in the Quad Cities, has been designated a certified site through the Iowa Certified Site program. “We’re prepared to respond in a moment’s notice to prospective companies seeking development ready sites,” says Paul Rumler, Chief Economic Development Officer, Quad Cities First. “Our goal in the Quad Cities is to offer businesses a competitive location where they can succeed. We understand that companies need to move quickly and get their facility up and running – and they can do that here.”
The Quad Cities is a prime location for logistics, warehousing and manufacturing firms, and this site is developed to suit those operations. Zoned light industrial in a campus-like industrial park, the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center is adjacent to I-80, will be rail served in late 2015, and is approximately 20 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport.
Tim Wilkinson, Executive Director of the Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation which oversees the development of the industrial center says “We’re more than shovel-ready. You can show up and put your bulldozers on the ground tomorrow.” Wilkinson says the certification process resulted in 6,000 pages of legal and engineering work to show potential developers that the site can meet their needs. Visit QuadCitiesFirst.com for more information.