The Quad Cities region bills itself as “cool, creative, connected & prosperous” – and for good reason. Comprised of six counties in Illinois and Iowa, the Quad Cities boasts a low cost of living, easy commutes, nationally regarded K-12 schools and ample cultural and recreational amenities including theaters, riverfront attractions, hundreds of miles of trails and a plethora of dining options.
The Quad Cities region also has a manufacturing legacy as deep as the river that runs through it. It’s home to global powerhouse John Deere, along with other major brands such as Arconic and HNI Corporation. As a bustling business hub (without the big city headaches), more than 150 companies on Fortune’s 500 and 1000 lists call the Quad Cities region home.