The Quad Cities are located where the Rock and Mississippi rivers connect, about 160 miles west of Chicago, and is the largest metropolitan area along the Mississippi River between Minneapolis–Saint Paul and the St. Louis.
For thousands of years the waterways and riverbanks have attracted people to the area.
The Quad Cities consists of five main cities: Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in northwestern Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in southeastern Iowa. Our delivery area also includes Silvis, Hampton, Colona, Coal Valley, and Milan in Illinois.
Manufacturing is a big part of the economy in the Quad Cities. Military equipment is made at the Rock Island Arsenal. John Deere & Company is headquartered in Moline, has major works in East Moline, and other locations throughout the Quad Cities. Alcoa has a plant which is their premier aerospace supplier. KONE has their U.S. Operations Center located in Moline. Sears Seating is a designer and manufacturer headquartered in Davenport, Iowa. The HON Company has manufacturing facilities located in the Quad Cities along with Tyson and Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer. Rock River Arms is located in Colona, Il. There are numerous part manufacturers, assemblers, and machine shops located in Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Milan, Colona, Davenport, and Bettendorf.
Four interstate highways serve the Quad Cities: Interstate 80, Interstate 280, Interstate 74, and Interstate 88. Several state highways also serve the area. Five bridges connect Iowa with Illinois in the Quad Cities across the Mississippi River. The Quad Cities are served by the Quad City International Airport, Illinois' third-busiest airport, located in Moline.