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200 new jobs to cross the river from Illinois to Iowa

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May 31, 2017

200 new jobs to cross the river from Illinois to Iowa

(Photo: Dubuque Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Two western Illinois companies that are receiving support from Iowa’s High Quality Jobs program have announced plans to move their headquarters across the Mississippi River to Iowa – moves that could bring almost 200 new jobs to the Hawkeye State.

Lewis Machine & Tool Inc., a small arms and components manufacturer which supplies U.S. forces and countries around the world, will move from Milan, Illinois, to Eldridge, Iowa. The company will build a new facility in Eldridge and is expected to create 178 jobs.

Wave Reaction, Inc., a software company which makes solutions for supply chain management, will move from Galena, Illinois to Dubuque, Iowa, and is expected to create 20 jobs.

With a low cost of living and doing business, high quality workforce and extensive transportation infrastructure, Iowa’s reputation as a place to do business is growing. To compare Iowa to your state, check out our 50 States Comparison tool.



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