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Davenport's Mayor Looks for Business, Job Opportunities in Mexico

Posted: Updated: May 22, 2014 11:26 AM
Mayor Bill Gluba of Davenport, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce President Tara Barney and two members of the Sister Cities Committee Jacque Tome and John Stachula left the Quad Cities International Airport Thursday morning for a trip to Colon, Mexico.

Mayor Gluba said the trip is an exploratory one that could potentially lead to new business, job and import/export opportunities for Davenport and the Quad Cities region. 

"The way I see it, we might make some arrangement with or try to develop a synergy between businesses in Davenport and down there," said Mayor Gluba. "Hopefully get some business developments going and create some jobs."

The trip comes after a delegation from Colon visited Davenport in December. The group was looking at some new economic development opportunities and establishing a sister city relationship with Davenport. To become an official sister city, a delegation from each city would have to visit each other then the two parties would have to agree to a contract. 

Mayor Gluba and the delegation will return to the Quad Cities Monday.

Gluba said the Sister Cities Committee raised funds for this trip and it was not paid for through tax dollars. 

Davenport already has three other sister city relationships in Germany, Brazil and Ireland. 

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