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 meeting is set for noon Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at the Rock Island County Office Building, 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.  

    Meeting agendas and minutes can also be accessed here.

    As a courtesy, please contact Gena McCullough (309)793-6300 Ext.1146 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your attendance prior to the meeting.


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The Data Center tracks economic and employment statistics at the local level, including such as monthly employment and unemployment, MSA Industry estimates, major employers, Economic Census figures, monthly statistics from the Consumer Price Index and quarterly ACCRA Cost of Living comparisons. Bi-State Regional Commission conducts the ACCRA survey for the Quad City region.

Laborshed Analysis

pdf  Laborshed Report With Cover - Quad Cities.pdf (3.03 MB)

pdf  Laborshed Executive Summary.pdf (1.63 MB)

The 2012 Quad City Region Laborshed Analysis measured the availability and characteristics of workers within the Quad City area. The data collected helps local development officials facilitate business expansion and recruitment and provide assistance to existing businesses. The 2010 Quad City Region Laborshed Analysis details the characteristics of the available labor force including current/desired wage rates and benefits, job qualifications and skills, age cohorts, residence/work location, employment requirements/obstacles, and the distances individuals are willing to travel for employment.

Cost of Living Comparisons

pdf  2009 Annual Averages.pdf (202.84 kB)

Click above for the latest ACCRA Cost of Living Index. The ACCRA Cost of Living Survey is national survey that is conducted in over 300 Metropolitan Statistical Areas on a quarterly basis. Bi-State Regional Commission conducts the survey for the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (IA-IL) MSA.

1979 - Current Consumer Price Index

pdf  DEC 2012.pdf (40.6 kB)

Click above for the latest Consumer Price Index data. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical care, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. The CPI is used as an indicator of inflation, a deflator of other economic series, and as an escalator for income payments.

Nation, State, County & Regional employment statistics

pdf  DEC 2012 - US STATE MSA COUNTY.pdf (56.79 kB)

Employment Statistics are derived from the Iowa Workforce Development, Illinois Employment Securities, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Most data are not seasonally adjusted and thus do not take into account predictable non-economic events that impact employment statistics. Examples of seasonal events include changes in government employment due to the beginning and ending of the school year and declines in Construction industry employment in January because of cold weather. Official sub-state labor force estimates (i.e. metro areas, counties, and cities) are not seasonally adjusted, primarily because statewide adjustments to employment and unemployment limit the ability to isolate and predict local seasonal events.

pdf  2011 ANNUAL AVERAGES.pdf (37.26 kB)

Click above for regional employment statistics for last year.

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Sector Employment

pdf  DEC 2012 - Employment By Industry Sector MSA.pdf (45.4 kB)

Click above for the current year's employment statistics by industry sector for the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA.

Selected City-Level Employment Data

pdf  DEC 2012- SELECTED CITIES.pdf (45.31 kB)

Click above for this year's city level employment data. Data are available for Davenport & Bettendorf, IA and Moline & Rock Island, IL. Data are not seasonally adjusted.

pdf  2011 ANNUAL AVERAGES.pdf (37.26 kB)

Click above for last year's city level employment statistics.

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Major Employers


Click above for a list of major employers in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA. The list is compiled by Bi-State Regional Commission and Quad City Development Group

United States Economic Census

The US Census Bureau’s Economic Census provides data at the state, MSA, county and place levels about how many different types of businesses exist in a community, how much money these businesses make, and the race or ethnicity of the business owner. The most recent data available is from the 2002 Economic Census. The 2002 Economic Census was finished in early 2003. But data will continue to become available through 2004.

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.