The city of Davenport, which calls itself Iowa's Front Porch, is a community with about 100,000 people. It is situated in a crook of the Mississippi River in the only location where the river runs east to west.
Davenport has strived to build an even base of economic development and has succeeded in creating the strongest revitalization that the city has seen in more than 80 years. Retail sales and services have enjoyed a resurgence with the revitalized market area that draws shoppers from an estimated 100-mile radius. The 40-plus financial institutions in Davenport make it easy for businesses to find the assets they need to grow and compete successfully, and both the city of Davenport and the state of Iowa promote a business-friendly climate. More than a dozen industrial islands are all located within the city limits of Davenport and create the third leg of this economic base. Industrial endeavors are also enjoying resurgence in vitality and growth. Davenport has some major businesses that employ large portions of the population:
Some of Davenport's prominent neighborhoods are:
Davenport is home to several educational facilities, including a community college, a chiropractic college, and many other institutes of higher learning:
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