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Why Davenport?

Davenports Kraft Plant under constructionDavenports transload facility birds eye view


Welcome to Davenport! Davenport is the ideal location for your business due to its strong Midwestern work ethic and optimal access to several modes of transportation and is the nexus of Interstate 80 and the Mississippi River. Our skilled and diverse workforce comes from the broader region of over 500,000. 

Davenport is the economic engine of the larger Quad Cities metro area that is home to several successful Fortune 500 companies including Kraft Heinz, Sterilite Corporation, Nestle Purina, Sears Manufacturing, and John Deere. 

Our experienced staff works with large and small businesses alike to ensure that they have the resources they needed to grow.

Kraft Heinz Logo“I have great appreciation for the dedication and effort the entire Quad Cities economic development team has put forth on behalf of our project. The team possesses a can and will do attitude which is firmly backed up by their actions. They are truly best in the class at what they do and the State of Iowa, Quad Cities region and the City of Davenport are very fortunate to have assembled such an exceptional team of resources.”
                                                                     Mark Malenke, Asset Strategy Officer, Kraft Heinz

Economic Development Partners

Our Economic Development team collaborates with a number of partner agencies to ensure a seamless experience when you are investing in Davenport. City staff is happy to assist you in your connections with our partner agencies: 

Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Iowa Department of Transportation
Quad Cities First
MidAmerican Energy
Iowa American Water
Eastern Iowa Community College
Downtown Davenport Partnership
Bi-State Regional Commission