who we are, what we do
GROWTH is regarded as a local and national leader in developing innovative and attainable housing opportunities, securing a positive reputation for its ability to convene and facilitate work among diverse community partners.
With 150 years of combined staff experience, GROWTH serves as a national non-profit community based development organization with a regional focus, primarily serving the Iowa/ Illinois region through multi-family development efforts that include adaptive reuse projects such as downtown loft housing, single family employer assisted programs, homebuyer purchase and renovation programs, owner occupied rehabilitation, financial counseling, new infill construction.
For over three decades, with strong partnerships and acquiring millions of dollars in resources, GROWTH has now expanded to markets as far away as Florida, and has assisted with the purchase, rehabilitation and sale of more than 1,200 single family homes and created over 260 multifamily residential units, with over 200 units of multifamily housing in its pipeline.
“The most outstanding rural non-profit organization in the country that best promotes fair and equal access to credit and capital and/or contributes the most in its community toward promoting wealth building in traditionally underserved populations.”-- Economic Growth Corporation, 2016 Recipient of 2016 James R. Leach Award, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Before GROWTH's first redevelopment began in 2001 After GROWTH's first redevelopment was completed in 2002
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Conflict of Interest Statement:
Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, GROWTH) require staff and members of the Board of Directors to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to GROWTH’S activities, to conduct themselves ethically and with integrity; and to avoid any conflict between their own interests and the interests of GROWTH.