Welcome To Downtown Rock Island

Where over 175 years of history meets new traditions. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty along the Mississippi River at Schwiebert Park, take a bike ride on the Great River Trail and explore the Quad City Botanical Center. Enjoy an eclectic mix of restaurants, sip craft cocktails and pick up some farm fresh produce. Experience a rich local art scene, take in a yoga class or laugh the night away. Please make yourself at home. We do.


See what’s happening in downtown.


Find what you’re looking for in one spot.


Start or locate your business here.



Catch up on what you missed by reading our latest posts here.

  • Bent River Brewing Co. opened its brewing distribution center, bar, and special events room in downtown Rock Island in the spring of 2012. Since then, the team that brings you the classic favorites Uncommon Stout ...

  • The entrepreneurial journey for Tim McGuire has been filled with exciting moments and has recently come with growth into a retail storefront at The Shoppes on 2nd . Tim’s company, Wild Cherry Spoon Co. is th...

  • You can’t go too far in downtown Rock Island without seeing The ARTery’s Carolyn Krueger at an arts event or finding out that she has helped create a scene that radiates outward from the quaint gallery space locat...


There is a wide variety of events happening in downtown through out the year. Thousands of visitors enjoy art, music, comedy, and events that provide fun for the whole family.

Business assistance

Our dedicated staff is here to help you start, develop and grow as a business person.

Available spaces

We can help you find a downtown space not matter if you are a startup, established small business, restaurant or retailer.

Downtown loft units

Rock Island was the first city of the Quad Cities to create loft housing 16 years ago.


Don’t just take our word that downtown is a great place to live. Thousands of people call it home.

Local businesses

There’s an opportunity to shop local and experience our culture on every block.

Jobs located downtown

Not only is it a great place to live, but Rock Island is a great place to work or start a business.

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Contact us

We’d love to show you around town! Please feel free to stop by our office in downtown Rock Island. You can also reach us by phone and connect with us on social media.

100 19th Street, Suite 109, Rock Island, IL 61201

(309) 788-6311

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