Renew Moline is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to economic development and redevelopment activities within the City of Moline.
Moline is part of the greater Quad City Region located west of Chicago at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and the Mississippi River. The City is also home to the worldwide headquarters of John Deere.
This organization was established in 1989 as Moline was rebounding from an agricultural depression that severely impacted the Quad Cities costing more than 23,000 jobs. The riverfront and downtown business district was devastated by the loss of merchants, residents, and pedestrian traffic. This resulted in underutilized land and deteriorating buildings further causing a decline in property values.
A group of dedicated business and civic leaders formed a coalition to “renew” Moline. The task of this public/private partnership was to create jobs, expand Moline’s tax base, and return the vibrancy to Moline’s downtown.
The outcome of this effort was the creation of Renew Moline, Inc. This group of dedicated businesses and individuals is committed to working in partnership with the City of Moline to implement the “Moline Centre Plan.” The successful implementation of the Moline Centre Plan will ensure that the entire community will grow and thrive in concert with the downtown and Mississippi Riverfront, now known as Moline Centre.
Since 1989, this partnership has facilitated over $400 million of public and private investments that significantly eliminated blight and substantially revitalized Moline Centre, fast becoming a national model as a place to live, work, and play.