A Welcome Difference

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A welcome difference

Explore the City of East Moline and you’ll experience what we mean when we say “a welcome difference.” From community pride to city services to the diversity of our residents – you’ll quickly understand that there is a lot that makes our community special.

City services

  • The Special Service Area taxing district, which surrounds the Central Business District, has generated $404,573 for façade/streetscape improvements.
  • The city’s Housing Rehab Programs help residents improve the livability/efficiency of their homes.

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  • 29 ethnic-owned businesses, including African, Asian and Hispanic establishments, welcome customers to East Moline.
  • There are 37 English-Language Learning (ELL) programs at primary schools and 19 ELL programs at the high school level – all of which produce great results.


  • From April to December, parades and festivals celebrating East Moline’s culture and values happen each month.
  • In the last two years, there have been five major expansions or new businesses and more than 200 jobs created.

Want to learn more about living, working and playing in East Moline? Come visit, or email us to learn all the ways we're a welcome difference.