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Economic Development

Davenport - the largest city and economic engine of the bi-state Quad-Cities area - is a premier place to start or grow your business. Our economic development staff is ready to connect businesses with the resources they need to create jobs and improve the quality of life in Davenport. Let us know your plans and we can help guide you to the resources available. Anything goes! From urban cafes in the heart of downtown to large industrial facilities located in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center, we are saving a seat in Davenport for you.


Commercial DREAM Project
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                                                                                      Now Accepting Applications

The Davenport Commercial DREAM Project is a commercial corridor restoration project that works to inspire a renewed interest in the unique architecture and character found in the City of Davenport's distressed commercial areas. We know that the restoration of one commercial building can lead to the rebuilding and engagement of an entire business area.

Through The Davenport Commercial DREAM Project, grant funding is available to help strengthen and revitalize older corridors by investing and improving distressed commercial buildings in the following areas: 

Iowa & Locust Commercial Dream Project Area
Rockingham Commercial Dream Project Area
Washington Street Commercial Dream Project Area
West Downtown Commercial Dream Project Area
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Questions can be directed to Community & Economic Development or 563-326-7765. Applications must be returned to Community Planning Economic Development by June 1st, 2020 at 5:00PM. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Click here to download the application.


Commercial Dream Project Before and After

Graverts before and after

Brewed Books before and after
For more information on Economic Development Programs
Please call 563.326.7765