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Cordova Life

3M Cordova is located on the Mississippi River and borders the states of Illinois and Iowa. The site is on Illinois Route 84 between Albany and Cordova, Ill., approximately 25 miles north of the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities and 15 miles south of Clinton, Iowa.

The Quad Cities offers a great mix of Midwestern living coupled with the amenities offered by a larger metropolis. This mix is what makes the Quad Cities a great place to live, work, and play. The area consists of Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island in Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. Each city brings its own culture and personality to help create a most interesting place to visit and live.

The only place where the Mississippi River runs east to west is where these five cities and other outer-lying communities come together. The Mississippi River is a recreational delight, offering boating, fishing, or just relaxing on the beach. Throughout the summer months, entertainment abounds in the Quad Cities area. Every year locals and visitors enjoy live sights, sounds, and smells at dozens of festivals on both sides of this great river.

Adjacent to our facility, on Route 84, a bike trail runs from the Quad Cities to Savanna, Ill. During most months of the year; bikers, runners, and walkers can be seen enjoying the beauty on this very scenic route along the Mississippi River.

The Quad City International Airport, which serves travelers throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (QCIA), is located approximately 25 miles away. There are currently four airlines serving 11 nonstop hub or connecting cities. The airport code is MLI.

The climate in the area offers an opportunity to enjoy the diversity of the seasons.
Average Spring Temperature: 51°F
Average Summer Temperature: 76°F
Average Fall Temperature: 56°F
Average Winter Temperature: 29°F
Average Annual Rainfall: 38 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 35 inches

We have two distinctive neighbors: Cordova Dragway Park, home of the World Series of Drag Racing, the oldest consecutively run drag race in the world; and the Quad Cities Exelon Nuclear facility.

Other major employers in the area include the Rock Island Arsenal, Deere & Company, Genesis Health System, Unity Point Health, Tyson Fresh Meat, Alcoa, Inc., and Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer.

Our area is well served by outstanding academic and vocational training facilities. From multi-faceted community colleges to private four-year universities, a wide variety of higher-education opportunities are available.

Higher-education Institutions:

Black Hawk College
Eastern Iowa Community College District
Ashford University
Augustana College
St. Ambrose University
Western Illinois University
Quad Cities Graduate Study Center
Palmer College of Chiropractic

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