Thursday, December 3, 2015

Deere CEO: Q-C needs new regional vision

By Jennifer DeWitt
Quad-City Business Journal

With competition for jobs, talent and company investments at every corner of the globe, the Quad-Cities must unite behind a vision that will transform and distinguish the region as a cool, creative, prosperous and connected place.

That was the message Thursday from Deere & Co.'s chairman and CEO Sam Allen, the keynote speaker at the 2015 Quad-Cities Regional Vision Summit. Allen, who leads the Quad-Cities' largest single employer, issued a call to action to more than 200 community stakeholders, urging them to take action and commit to supporting the new regional vision.

The meeting, held at the iWireless Center, Moline, also unveiled the regional vision plan's new name — Q2030: A Regional Action Plan.

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