Q2030 Regional Action Plan

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The Quad Cities’ Q2030 Regional Action Plan is a transformational community and economic development initiative designed to make our bi-state area cooler, more creative, connected, and prosperous by the year 2030.

Maximizing Opportunities for Regional Growth

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At Q2030, we believe that fostering regional collaboration will pave the way toward increased opportunities for success among individuals from all backgrounds. Our focus areas go from developing areas and nurturing local industries to boosting engagement and promoting inclusivity.

Be Part of the Q2030 Movement!

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Q2030 believes in the power of community and collaboration in achieving our regional vision. Thus, we have created an All-In Community, a collective of people dedicated to the continuous improvement of the Quad Cities.

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Evolving to Meet Community Needs

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The Q2030 Board would like to provide you with an update as to our continued progress. As you are aware, Q2030 began as a vision that we all would be better to collaborate to think and act as a region rather than our individual communities or organizations. Over the last year and a half, Q2030 has been functioning as an independent 501 (c)3 tax-exempt organization working on being a convener to bring organizations and groups together to collaborate on ideas or initiatives that could significantly advance our region.

Through those efforts, we have learned and determined that our focus in the near term will be to prioritize areas of need and priority for our region:

1. Develop a sustainable regional funding model to invest in our region’s future.
2. Support and align in the development of leadership programs which benefit all our communities and organizations.

The sustainable funding model is necessary to fund big ideas; ideas that are larger than any single community or organization and will benefit the entire region. Leadership development to cultivate and promote the strong leadership and community culture that is necessary at so many levels in our businesses, not-for-profits, labor, and public sectors to sustain organizations that can do the work necessary to have a thriving, equitable region.

Over the next year, Q2030 and its backbone organizations, the Quad Cities Chamber, Quad Cities Community Foundation, United Way Quad Cities, and Visit Quad Cities will continue to work together on developing some further specifics about these two focus areas. Our purpose remains clear and that is by 2030, transform the Quad Cities region into a broadly prosperous and equitable community that provides a high quality of life and place for all Quad Citizens.

Q2030 is a regional catalyst for change to create a more cool, creative, connected, and prosperous community. Think of us as champions working collaboratively to facilitate alignment of resources, tell our regional story, and make big things happen.

We can break the work we do into three key actions. One: We bring people together to discuss focused topics that benefit regionality. Two: We showcase and amplify our success across all sectors doing the hard work of building a better community. Three: we infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion into the efforts – to build prosperity for all.

Backbone Champions

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Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Visit Quad Cities
Quad Cities Community Foundation
United Way Quad Cities