East Moline finalist for development that would bring 10,000 jobs to 2,000 acre site | Business and Economy
East Moline is in the running to attract a large company that would create 10,000 jobs in the city, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce officials told East Moline city councilors on Monday.
East Moline is one of four possible locations nationwide, and the chamber hopes a decision will be made by the summer, Julie Forsythe, chamber senior vice president, economic growth, told councilors. and commercial, at their meeting on Monday.
House President and CEO Paul Rumler said it was one of the “biggest projects” he had seen. If East Moline is approved, the project will create 10,000 jobs on a 2,000-acre site, he said.
Few details could be shared, Rumler added, due to the confidentiality agreements required during the location selection process.
Forsythe told advisers the state of Illinois had collected potential sites for the company.
The development of East Moline is larger than that approved last month in Davenport.
Davenport city councilors last month announced the prospect of 1,000 new warehouse and distribution jobs under a proposed development deal, but were quiet about the company seeking to create those jobs.