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Tourism is big business One of the largest employers in the Quad Cities

attach_money $857 million Annual tourism spending at Quad Cities' local businesses
person 8130 local jobs Hotel staff, restaurant waiters, gift shop clerks and many others
attach_money $163 million Wages earned by local residents from tourism
attach_money $14.5 million Direct tax receipts that our cities earn from tourism spending. They use that money to pay for schools, police, fire, roads, and other community services.
Economic impact data covers calendar year 2016.
Source: US Travel Association, Illinois Office of Tourism, Iowa Tourism Office.

Where tourists come from It's a global industry