City Council Goal #2

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GOAL #2: EXPANDING LOCAL ECONOMY


OBJECTIVES:

• Retain and expand local businesses
• Support growth in small business development
• Attract new businesses to Rock Island
• Increase the number of job opportunities
• Attract and retain young professionals
• Foster a cooperative business model with shared ownership

ACTION STEPS:

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ACTION STEP 1: Business Improvement Districts. (Seven Votes)
​The establishment of Business Improvement Districts as an addition to sales tax within the District and create a redevelopment plan with a consultant paid from hotel / motel revenues.
 
LEAD: CED
Support:
 
Status:
February 2020 – Study Session ​
​• State of Illinois regulations
​• Proposed area ​• Pros / cons
​• QC equivalents (Moline, Davenport, Bettendorf, East Moline) ​
​• Business and property owners (proposed and current areas) ​
​• Long range effects ​
​• Funding source for study