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Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba back from Washington, D.C. this weekend where he was representing the Quad Cities at the United States Conference of Mayors.

Mayor Gluba said they accomplished a lot including improving manufacturing opportunities. He said he's more hopeful now than ever that the Quad Cities will be considered for a big designation. He's been working with the other QC mayors in promoting the area to become one of 12 regional, industrial hubs for advanced manufacturing and engineering in the nation. 

He said they made some progress on this last week at the conference. 

"That would help us to draw business and industry, especially to the area, create more jobs and be a real big deal especially for the Quad Cities," said Mayor Gluba.
 
Another big topic at the mayors meeting was talking about the need for the federal government to restore money for sewers. Right now, cities have to take care of their own sewer expenses, but it didn't used to be that way.

"They're not very glamorous to talk about, but they're extremely expensive to maintain," said Mayor Gluba. "We've spent more money invested in sewers in the last six years probably than we have invested in the last 40, but there's probably $250 million worth of sewer improvement needs in Davenport."

Overall, Mayor Gluba said he learned a lot from other mayors across the country during the conference. He said he has a few new promotional and event ideas in mind for Davenport, but he wasn't ready to unveil them yet.
     
He said in comparison to other cities, he feels Davenport is doing very well.

The annual U.S. Conference at the White House brings in around 300 mayors from across the nation. Mayor Gluba said it helps them to promote their agendas to the President and federal government.

 

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