The Quad Cities Chamber held its annual economic forecast Thursday and John Deere's chief economist said the economy is looking better this year than it did last. He says the unemployment rate is falling, more growth is projected on the world stage, and he says if consumers start buying things again, the economy will gain some momentum. One of the efforts underway to capture that projected global growth here at home is to get the Quad Cities named a manufacturing community. It's a new federal program designed to give a jolt to manufacturers in 12 spots around the country.
Posted Friday, February 28th 2014 @ 7am