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Bettendorf Announces 2023 Economic Development Plan

POSTED: September 17, 2015

Contact: Jeff Reiter, Economic Development Director, 563-344-4060 or

Mayor Robert Gallagher will announce the completion of the 2023 Economic Development Plan at a presentation, which will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 10:00 a.m., at the Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Street, Bettendorf, IA.

The 2023 Economic Development Plan is a guide to achieve change, related to increasing Bettendorf’s economic base and advance its health, environment, and wellbeing. The aims, goals, time frames, and measurable results are the product of a process (December 2013-March 2014) facilitated by the University of Northern Iowa’s Institute for Decision Making and the input and dedication of Bettendorf’s 2023 Planning Team.

Some of the highlights of the plan include:

  • Isle of Capri land base casino
  • Joint effort with Bettendorf and Metrolink to create a functional and efficient transit system
  • Work with private developers to revitalize the downtown corridor with residential and retail opportunities, which will complement the I-74 Bridge project
  • The greater downtown redevelopment effort will continue will the cooperation from the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Quad Cities First, and other regional organizations

Some of the organizations who offered their support for the plan include:

  • Scott County Board of Supervisors
  • Bi State Regional Commission
  • Bettendorf Business Network
  • Bettendorf Development Cooperation
  • Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce   
  • Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau