Bi-State Regional Commission

A Forum for Inter-governmental Coorperation and Delivery of Regional Programs


  • Latest Commission In Review

    Bi-State Regional Commission meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month.  Read more for highlights from recent meetings.

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  • Grant Updates

    Coming in early 2024 Illinois Statewide Planning and Research Program funds administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.  These are transportation funds for non-engineering transportation studies and for transportation data needs.

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  • Quad Cities MPO News

    The MPO Transportation Policy Committee has cancelled November and December meeting and will resume it schedule beginning January 23, 2024 at noon.  Meeting details will be sent out one week in advance.  The December 12, 2023 MPO Transportation Technical Committee has been cancelled, and will resume January 9, 2024

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Employment by sector is collected and tracked by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) each month through the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program.  It is a survey of approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 557,000 individual worksites, that provides detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.  To access sector employment data for the Region, please see the Data Clearinghouse page.  Or, to access additional data sets, visit the following websites:

Iowa current/historical monthly and annual data (Statewide and Metro Areas)

Illinois historical monthly and annual data (Statewide and Metro Areas)

National historical monthly and annual data (U.S.) Go to the section:  Employment, Hours, and Earnings – National.  (Current Employment Statistics - CES)

National historical monthly and annual data (State and Metro Areas)   Go to the section:  Employment, Hours, and Earnings – State and Metro Area.  (Current Employment Statistics - CES)

Or contact our Data Services Staff.

NOTE:  The production of State and metropolitan area Current Employment Statistics (CES) estimates transitioned from State Workforce Agencies to the BLS with the production of preliminary estimates for March 2011. Concurrent with this transition, the BLS implemented several methodological changes to standardize the estimation approach across States. More detailed information on the changes to procedures for producing CES estimates is available on the BLS website at

For more information on the differences between the Current Employment Survey (CES) Program and the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program, see pdf  ces_laus_comparison.pdf (37.21 kB) .

Mission Statement

A local, voluntary organization of five counties and 47 municipalities. We serve as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and delivery of regional programs and to assist member local governments in planning and project development.